The Agreement of Cooperation between Centre for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Montenegro and Italian School for Judiciary signed in Podgorica

The Agreement of Cooperation between Centre for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Montenegro and Italian School for Judiciary signed in Podgorica

PODGORICA, 17 September – The Agreement of Cooperation between the Centre for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Montenegro and Scuola Superiore della Magistratura was signed on 17 September 2018.  The Agreement of Cooperation is a result of a study visit to the Italian School for Judiciary, organised by the Judge Benedetti and her team, within the Judiciary Component of the European Union Support to the Rule of Law II project for the members of the Montenegrin Judicial Training Centre’s Steering Committee. The Agreement is a foundation for future cooperation between these two institutions and represents a milestone for achieving the overall objective of the project to further strengthen judiciary and law enforcement institutions in order to meet the criteria for Montenegro’s accession to the EU.

The signing ceremony was opened by high representatives of Montenegrin judiciary, while more information about the Agreement was provided by the representatives of the Montenegrin and Italian judiciary training institutes. The Vice President of the Italian School for Judiciary, Mr. Guido Melis and the President of the JTC’s Steering Committee, Ms. Senka Danilovic signed the Agreement.

During the opening remarks, the President of the Supreme Court, Ms. Medenica highlighted that “together, we create an environment in which trainings strengthen the judiciary by standardising the professional development and therefore, ensuring that the rights of the citizens are protected and can rely on the independence of the judiciary and its competence”. “Experience tells us that in addition to inter-institutional cooperation, we need to strengthen international cooperation, by introducing good practices to strengthen the quality of work of state prosecutors”, stated the Supreme State Prosecutor Stankovic. Ms Palotta, the Programme Manager for Justice and Home Affairs in the EU Delegation indicated that for the past three years, the European Union has supported Montenegro in the area of rule of law with more than 3 million euros. She added that the continuation of this support, this time with our new partners Italy and Austria, is a clear indication of the EU’s continuous commitment to assist Montenegro in overcoming the challenges of implementing the rule of law reforms. She reiterated that the Agreement is a foundation for future cooperation between these two institutions.

The event was attended by Mr. Alessandro D’andrea, General Secretary and Mr. Luca Perilli from the Department for International Cooperation of the Italian School for Judiciary.  All participants thanked the EURoL II team, in particular the Team Leader, Mr. Molinaro and the Deputy Team Leader, Judge Benedetti for all their support and excellent cooperation so far.

 

The Agreement of Cooperation, written in both Italian and Montenegrin,  can be found here: Sporazum za obuku sudija i tuzilaca

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