Security Sector Reform in Montenegro 2009-2012
This Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) analysis reviews reform in the fields of parliamentary control and oversight, transparency and gender equality in the security sector of Montenegro. The research was conducted under the project “Civil Society Capacity Building to Map and Monitor Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans”.
The key message of the three-year project is: “The success of the security sector reform will depend on reducing the influence of politics, increasing accountability and transparency and involvement of civil society. By this we mean not only the involvement of NGOs and the media, but also of academic community, which support lacked in the initial stages of the reform. Therefore, the role of civil society will be crucial for achieving the social legitimacy of security system institutions in Montenegro.”
The Project “Civil Society Capacity Building to Map and Monitor Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans” has been realized together with the Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) from Geneva and a network of independent research organizations from the Western Balkans.
This regional consortium consists of: Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) from Serbia, Centre for Security Studies (CSS) from Bosnia and the Herzegovina, Analytica from Macedonia, Kosovo Centre for Security Studies, Institute for International Relations (IMO) Croatia, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) from Albania and the Centre for Democracy and Human rights (CEDEM) from Montenegro. The project was realized thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway.