PODGORICA, 16-18 January – As part of the EU Support to the Rule of Law II activities, two phases of Expert Missions on drafting the Law on Internal Affairs were carried out in December 2017 and January 2018. During the first phase, the expert highlighted several crucial aspects of human resources reform at the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro which should be provided through specific provisions of the draft Law on Internal Affairs, after having taken into consideration the content of all the relevant documents.
In close coordination with the EU Delegation and with support from the Ministry of Interior/ Police Directorate, EURoL II then organised the 2nd Expert Mission in order to support the MoI in its drafting of the new Law on Internal Affairs in line with European standards and best practices. The mission was organised within the Component 2 of the Project: Enhanced institutional capacities and effective enforcement of legislation concerning the fight against organised crime and corruption, particularly for financial investigations and the coordination mechanisms among the law enforcement institutions (State Prosecution Office, Police Administration, Administration for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, etc.).
The mission took place from 16 – 18 January 2018 in Podgorica, and it included a number of meetings with the members of the EURoL II project team, Programme Manager of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, as well as with the members of the Working Group for developing the Draft Law on Internal Affairs.
As part of the mission, the experts discussed with the representatives of MoI and the Police Directorate the issues on, inter alia, the current state and development of the Law on Internal Affairs, in particular, the general legal situation regarding interrelations between the laws and the organisational connections within the MoI and the police as well as with the other ministries.