In its fifth report on Montenegro, the Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) commended the improved protection of Roma people against hate crime but observed that LGBT people remain at high risk of being targeted. ECRI recommended that the authorities introduce a coherent system for recording hate crimes and collecting data and that they scale-up the training of criminal justice personnel and ensure that this training specifically addresses the identification of hate crimes. ECRI also recommended that the authorities provide clear instructions to the police about how to investigate hate crimes.
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Report Data - Montenegro - 2016
Criminal Code's hate crime provision has been amended, and now include disability as a protected characteristic.
ODIHR observes that Montenegro has not periodically reported to ODIHR the number of hate crimes recorded by police.