04 Jul 2011

Montenegro Needs to Continue Reforms on Rule of Law

Jean Charles Gardetto (pictured here), the rapportuer for Montengro for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), praised the Montenegran government for its reforms on the rule of law and other Council of Europe recommendations, but said that they needed to continue with reforms, such as passing the Ombudsman law.

Gardetto mentioned that work still needs to be done in areas such as the protection of minorities, fighting corruption and organized crime, and the appointment of a supreme state prosecutor, but urged the government to not pass any laws until they were first reviewed by the Venice Commission.

When asked if the government had the political will to fight corruption and organized crime, Mr. Gardetto said that there was still work to do, while the co-rapporteur (Serhiy Holovaty) said that there is still a lot of work to do and the government has shown goodwill to co-operate with international organisations and work on these issues.

For the original article from SETimes, please click here.

Please note that the photo of Mr. Gardetto also comes from the SETimes article.