montenegro-urged-to-probe-police-torture-against-bosniaks-in-1990s
26 Nov 14 Montenegro Urged to Probe Bosniak’s Torture Claims

Montenegrin watchdog MANS urged the authorities to investigate allegations by a Bosniak ex-prisoner who was convicted of libel after writing a book about his alleged torture in jail during wartime.

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transitional-justice-forum-opens-painful-topics
18 Nov 14 Regional Truth Commision One Step Closer To Establishment

The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year.

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montenegro-to-build-homes-for-50-refugee-familes
11 Nov 14 Montenegro Builds Homes for 50 Refugee Familes

After spending more than 15 years in a rundown refugee camp in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, the 50 most vulnerable familes are to get new apartments.

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montenegrin-muslims-demand-condemnation-of-sahovici-etnic-crime
10 Nov 14 Montenegro Bosniaks Demand 1924 Massacre Recognition

The Montenegrin government was urged to finally acknowledge and condemn the Royal Yugoslav Army’s killing of around 1,000 Bosniak civilians in the northern village of Sahovici.

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montenegro-s-passport-still-unattainable-for-refugees
03 Nov 14 Refugees Struggle to Get Montenegro Passports

Only around 1,000 refugees living in Montenegro have been able to acquire citizenship since the 1990s because of the country’s rigorous legal requirements.

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montenegro-s-opposition-seeks-equal-rights-for-war-veterans
20 Oct 14 Montenegro Opposition Pushes for War Veterans’ Rights

The opposition is urging parliament to give organisations representing veterans of the 1990s wars the same right to funding as those who represent World War II troops.

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mass-fight-breaks-out-in-montenegro-s-largest-refugees-camp
13 Oct 14 Violent Clashes Erupt at Montenegro Refugee Camp

At least 20 people were arrested after a fight broke out between refugees from Kosovo and Bosnia and shots were fired at Montenegro’s largest refugee camp in the capital.

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hague-prosecutor-urges-montenegro-to-tackle-war-crimes
13 Oct 14 UN Prosecutor Urges Montenegro to Tackle War Crimes

Chief Hague Tribunal war crimes prosecutor Serge Brammertz expressed concern that Montenegro has not yet prosecuted any senior official for war crimes during the 1990s conflicts.

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eu-report-highlights-balkans-problematic-war-crimes-prosecution
09 Oct 14 EU Raps Balkans Over War Crimes Prosecutions

The latest EU progress report said that Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia are still making unacceptably slow progress in prosecuting war crimes.

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montenegro-gets-10-milion-to-built-homes-for-refugees
08 Oct 14 Montenegro Gets 10 Million Euro to House Refugees

The Council of Europe Development Bank will provide funds to help Montenegro build houses for wartime refugees who have been in temporary accommodation for over 15 years.

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montenegro-kosovo-refugees-move-into-containers
20 Aug 14 Montenegro Shifts Kosovo Refugees Into Containers

Refugees from Kosovo in Podgorica - whose camp burned down two years ago - have been re-housed in containers until permanent homes can be found for them.

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montenegro-to-investigate-wartime-missing-persons
18 Aug 14 Montenegro Commits to Finding Wartime Missing Persons

Montenegro is to sign a cross-regional declaration with Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, committing the country to finding the bodies of 61 people still missing since the 1990s wars.

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montenegro-urged-to-end-impunity-for-war-crimes
24 Jun 14 Montenegro Urged to End Impunity for War Crimes

The Council of Europe called on the Montenegrin authorities to prosecute suspects effectively after a series of much-criticised acquittals and lenient sentences for convicted war criminals.

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montenegro-refugees-risk-being-declared-illegal
10 Jun 14 Montenegro Refugees Risk Being Declared Illegal

Around a third of the refugees in Montenegro, mostly Roma who fled Kosovo, have not applied for residency and could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and lose benefits.

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montenegro-to-build-homes-for-kosovo-refugees
03 Jun 14 Montenegro to Build Homes for Kosovo Refugees

At least 900 housing units are to be built over the next three years for the most vulnerable refugees, mostly Roma displaced from Kosovo in the war of the late 1990s.

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