Montenegro has reported information on hate crimes to ODIHR, most recently for the 2019 and 2021 Hate Crime Reports.
Montenegro implemented ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme in 2014 and updated the training in 2022 following changes to hate crime legislation in 2018. In 2017, Montenegro adopted measures to allow for the effective prosecution of hate crimes following the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Alkovic v. Montenegro (No. 66895/10).
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||1|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||0|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2014 Data
Official data recorded by police and prosecution are not available. The sentencing figure comes from an annual report by the Supreme Court.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Montenegro has not periodically reported to ODIHR the numbers of hate crimes recorded by police.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the civil society group Juventas conducted training on hate crime for the police.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended strengthening training for police officers, prosecutors and judges on dealing with hate crime; and establishing a mechanism to recognize, record, analyze and report on hate crimes. CERD also recommends that the criminal code include racial, national, ethnic or ethno-religious motivation as an aggravating circumstance when determining the punishment for crimes.