During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR Freedom of expression, 2013
Received Sub-Committee visit
Montenegro tabled an aide memoire on its candidature for membership for the period 2013-2015, on 11 June 2012.
Internationally, Montenegro pledged to: fully cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms; cooperate with and support the activities of OHCHR; contribute to the improved efficiency and effectiveness of the Council; cooperate with and fully participate in the UPR; promote the implementation of human rights norms at home and abroad; work to ensure that the Council responds robustly to human rights violations and emergencies; find innovative ways to promote effective mainstreaming; strengthen cooperation between the Council and civil society, NHRIs and regional organisations; support Council initiatives on combatting racial, religious and other intolerance, promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue, and promote the rights of minorities; submit regular reports to the Treaty Bodies; and include all relevant domestic actors in the process of implementation.
Domestically, Montenegro committed to: implement laws and policies to combat violence against women, including domestic violence; and take forward a project on the legal recognition of same sex relationships/marriage in Europe with the aim of suggesting ways to proceed in Montenegro.
An analysis of steps taken by Montenegro in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Montenegro currently has two overdue periodic reports (CEDAW and CRC). It is on schedule for five of its treaty reports, and submitted 1 late (CRPD). Montenegro contributes to nearly half of all panel discussions and general debates. In terms of cooperation with Special Procedures, Montenegro maintains a Standing Invitation and has accepted 1 out of 2 visit requests. For its UPR review, Montenegro was represented at ministerial level.