Montenegro: Data collection recommendation has not been implemented according to ECRI

Montenegro: Data collection recommendation has not been implemented according to ECRI

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published a set of conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made to Montenegro in 2017.

Establishing a unified data collection system on hate speech and violence was also a priority recommendation given by ECRI to Montenegro. Despite some improvements, ECRI notes that the data collection system still lacks clarity and uniformity and concludes that its recommendation has not been implemented.

However, Montenegro has fully implemented the second recommendation given by ECRI to increase the number of Roma mediators/assistants at the pre- and primary school level to ensure children’s attendance and decrease the risk of dropping out.

A special professional qualification for such assistants has been established, financial resources earmarked, and most of the foreseen positions have been filled./ibna