Seminar on court management

27 Feb 2013

What: Within the Program for training of judges and prosecutors on the fight against corruption, entitled “Personal and institutional integrity”, a two-day seminar ‘Court management’ will be organized for presidents of courts. Partners in this event are the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, the Judicial Training Centre, Human Resources Management Authority, the British Embassy in Podgorica, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro and the UNDP in Montenegro. The aim of this gathering is to highlight the importance of court management using best practices from the region and beyond. Besides eminent experts from the region, this seminar will bring together representatives of the Montenegrin judiciary.

Seminar on “Court management” will be opened by:
Stanka Vučinić, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro
Branka Lakočević, General Director at the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro
Katherine Knight Sands, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Montenegro
Ambassador Lubomir Kopaj, Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro
Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro

At the conference the following topics will be discussed: the experience of court management in Montenegro and Croatia, conflicts of interest and ethical consequences, protecting the image of individuals and institutions, public procurement, etc.

Lecturers at the conference will be Stanka Vučinić, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro; Branko Hrvatin, President of the Supreme Court of Croatia; Zoran Stojiljković, Professor of political sociology at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade and Podgorica and Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Board of Serbia; Srđan Šimac, Judge of the High Commercial Court of Croatia and Mirjana Vučinić, lawyer from Podgorica.
   
When:  Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 09.30 a.m.
Where:  Hotel “Queen of Montenegro”, Bečići

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The program for training of judges and prosecutors on the fight against corruption is a part of a wider Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme, which UNDP in Montenegro started implementing in 2008, in order to support the implementation of the Action Plan for the reform of the judiciary in Montenegro. The goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of the judiciary in the fight against corruption and organized crime, assisting the Ministry of Justice, the State Prosecutor's Office and the courts in carrying out the tasks of the European Partnership, as well as in ensuring equal access to justice for all citizens of Montenegro.

Contact Information

Ivana Vujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Assistant,
Tel: +382 20 22 55 33 ext. 118, Mob.: +382 69 681 222, E-mail: ivana.vujovic@undp.org