Montenegro, 26 October 2021 – The second Train-the-Trainers on human rights of foreign prisoners took place in Montenegro. The training of Trainers took place in the premises of prison in Spuž. Ms. Natasa Radonjic from the Ministry of Justice (Assistant Minister) and Ms. Mirjana Radović, the Advisor to the Ombudsman addressed the importance of this topic, especially from the aspect of respecting the human rights of all persons in prison. The importance of cooperation between the countries of the region on the prison system and the implementations of good practices.
Mr. Zoran Vujicic as the moderator and organizer of the T-o-T make an overview of the project which refers to the improvement of the competencies of persons in penitentiary institutions in Europe. The training was held by expert Mr. Milan Radović, a Human Rights Expert and a Member of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) who addressed country-specific issues from an international perspective, focusing on best practices exchange, case studies and pointed out that it is important that there are written protocols and instructions for all situations, even for situations where a person who is a foreigner is serving a sentence. The importance of written instructions protects employees from all potential situations that may lead them to be disciplined. Twenty-one (21) Prison Authorities and prison officers have been actively involved through discussion panels and Q&A sessions