The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the civil society group Juventas conducted training on hate crime for the police.
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Report Data - Montenegro - 2014
Criminal Code's hate crime provision has been amended, and now include disability as a protected characteristic.
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.
ODIHR observes that Montenegro has not periodically reported to ODIHR the numbers of hate crimes recorded by police.
The Police Academy in Danilovgrad has continued to implement ODIHR’s TAHCLE programme.
Third party reporting of hate crimes has been introduced in co-operation with the Juventas civil society group. The reporting form can be filed by the victims or witnesses both anonymously or with all the data included.