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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pro-yugoslav-montenegrins-oppose-german-wwii-cemetery
16 May 14 Pro-Yugoslav Montenegrins Oppose German WWII Cemetery

Activists who campaign to uphold old Yugoslav traditions protested against the government’s plan to build a cemetery for German soldiers killed in World War II in Montenegro.

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low-sentences-for-montenegro-jail-camp-abusers-slammed
28 Apr 14 ‘Low’ Sentences for Montenegro Jail Camp Abusers Slammed

Croatian rights groups said prison terms given to four former Yugoslav Army reservists for abusing Croat prisoners at the Morinj wartime detention camp in Montenegro were inadequate.

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montenegro-upholds-morinj-detention-camp-abuse-convictions
25 Apr 14 Montenegro Upholds Morinj Detention Camp Abuse Convictions

In a landmark ruling, a Montenegrin court upheld the convictions of four former Yugoslav Army reservists jailed for abusing Croatian prisoners at the Morinj wartime detention camp.

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hundreds-kosovo-refugees-from-montenegro-want-to-return-to-kosovo
14 Mar 14 Refugees in Montenegro Seek Return to Kosovo

Scores of refugee families from Kosovo now living in Montenegro are ready to go home if the Montenegrin and Kosovo authorities can help them to do so, a minister announced.

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montenegro-detention-camp-victims-got-compensation
03 Mar 14 Montenegro to Compensate Croatian Jail Camp Prisoners

Montenegro has been ordered to pay a total of 319,000 euro to 13 Croatian citizens who were held at the Morinj detention camp during the 1990s war.

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serbian-ngos-call-for-resolving-strpce-crimes
27 Feb 14 Serbia Urged To Punish Strpci Train Abductors

Human rights activists in Belgrade urged the Serbian government to bring to justice Bosnian Serb fighters who seized 19 passengers from a train in Strpci and killed them 21 years ago.

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anti-bosniak-graffiti-removed-in-the-north-of-montenegro
21 Jan 14 Montenegro Removes Graffiti Mocking Srebrenica Massacres

The authorities in the northern Montenegrin town of Pljevlja ordered the erasing of graffiti that mocked the mass killings in Srebrenica and promoted Serb nationalism.

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montenegro-refugees-to-sue-state-in-strasbourg
20 Jan 14 Montenegro Refugees to Sue State in Strasbourg

Refugees alleging discrimination will take Montenegro to the European Court of Human Rights, demanding to be granted citizenship of the country in which they have lived for years.

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bosniaks-oppose-memorialisation-of-montenegro-s-royal-poet
30 Oct 13 Montenegro's Bosniaks Oppose Njegos Holiday

Montenegro's Bosniak party said it opposed declaring the anniversary of the birth of Petar Petrovic II Njegos, the famous poet-bishop, a holiday, on account of his controversial legacy.

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appeal-on-montenegro-s-refugees-to-resolve-their-status
18 Oct 13 Montenegro Refugees Warned Over Legal Residence Deadline

The Montenegrin authorities and the UN warned that 4,800 refugees must apply for permanent residence status before the end of the year or risk being classed as illegal immigrants.

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european-commission-slates-montenegro-s-war-crime-trials
17 Oct 13 Brussels Slates Montenegro’s War Crime Trials

The European Commission has told Montenegro that it needs to make sure that war crimes are properly prosecuted after recent acquittals and lenient sentences.

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part-of-montenegro-s-refugees-still-lacks-basic-papers
08 Oct 13 Montenegro Refugees ‘Suffering Without ID Papers’

The Council of Europe has expressed concern that some refugees in Montenegro have not yet been given identity documents to enable them to get work, healthcare and education.

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