Montenegro - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification March 6, 2009
OPCAT Ratification comment

Rafitication with a declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT, Part III, NPM Designation

UNCAT Ratification October 23, 2006
SPT Member Ms. Zdenka Perović
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

OPCAT Ratification Law (17 December 2008) and Law on Ombudsman with amendments to include NPM mandate (Articles 24-26)

Montenegro ratified the OPCAT in 2009, with a declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT postponing the establishment of an NPM for three years.

In 2011, the Protector on Human Rights and Freedom (Ombudsperson’s Office) was designated as Montenegro’s NPM, through amendments to the Law on the Ombudsperson’s Office. The NPM started to be operational in 2013.

The SPT member Aneta Stanchevska is the SPT Focal Point for Montenegro.