OSCE/ODIHR Opinion on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on the Protector of Human
Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro

TABLE OF CONTENT
I.

INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................... 3

II.

SCOPE OF REVIEW .................................................................................. 3

III.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................... 4

IV.

ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS .............................................. 7

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International Standards on NHRIs.................................................................................. 7

2.

General Provisions.......................................................................................................... 8

3.

The Appointment and Cessation of Functions of the Human Rights Protector and
Deputies (Articles 1 to 5 of the Draft Law) .................................................................. 11

4.

Scope of Competences of the Human Rights Protector (Articles 6 to 11 of the Draft
Law) .............................................................................................................................. 12

5.

The Complaints-Handling Procedure (Articles 12 to 17 of the Draft Law) ................. 16

6.

Other Provisions (Articles 18 to 23 of the Draft Law) ................................................. 17

Annex 1:

Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on the Protector of Human Rights
and Freedoms of Montenegro

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