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Montenegro is example to other members of Council of Europe in proper execution of judgments of European Court

Montenegro is example to other members of Council of Europe in proper execution of judgments of European Court
Published date: 31.01.2019 12:45 | Author: PR Service

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Montenegro can serve as an example to many other members of the Council of Europe when it comes to the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, said Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin at the opening of the regional conference "Duty to Execute Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights" today in Podgorica.

"As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, I am very proud of Montenegro being the front-runner of European countries in the timely, conscientious and orderly execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights," said DPM Pažin.

The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that Montenegro should continue with such a good and responsible attitude towards the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, adding, "But we should be aware that the most important is development and strengthening of national institutions for the protection of human rights and freedoms, because the fundamental burden should be carried by national institutions, and the protection of human rights should be primarily achieved at the national level."

He pointed out that no judgment of the European Court of Human Rights establishing violation of any of the Convention rights is at the expense of Montenegro. "On the contrary, they give us guidelines in which direction should the Montenegrin legal order be developed, in which way we should promote and strengthen human rights and freedoms for the benefit of our citizens."

Speaking of the importance of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Deputy Prime Minister estimated that it was the most sophisticated international legal instrument for the protection of human rights and freedoms. "The citizen becomes the subject of international law, in a procedural sense equal to the most powerful of the states and the richest of governments. No other international legal instrument has made such a strong promotion of human rights and freedoms as the European Convention."