Montenegro has reported information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Montenegro's Criminal Code contains a general penalty enhancement and a substantive offence provision. Hate crime data are collected by the Montenegrin Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Court. Data on hate crime are not made publicly available.
|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 2017 Data
Five sentenced cases were reported to ODIHR, but most were decisions on the crime of violation of equality, a discrimination provision, or various speech offences, falling outside the OSCE's concept of hate crimes.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported statistical data. This explains the discrepancy between the graphic above and the incidents included below.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined fourth to sixth periodic reports of Montenegro", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed concern at violence against Roma people and at the absence of updated and comprehensive disaggregated data on hate crimes. The Committee recommended that the authorities firmly counter acts of racist violence against any ethnic group, in particular Roma, and punish perpetrators with sanctions commensurate to their acts.
ODIHR observes that Montenegro has not periodically reported to ODIHR the number of hate crimes recorded by police.