CM(2012)2 add5 corr 13 January 20121
1133 Meeting, 8 February 2012
4 Human rights
4.1 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) –
Final report on Montenegro adopted by ECRI at its 56th plenary meeting (6-9 December 2011)
The following correction should be made to the summary (page 5 of the report):
Montenegro has taken a number of positive steps towards combating racism and intolerance. These include the following.
ECRI welcomes these positive developments in Montenegro. However, some issues give rise to concern.
The legal status of “displaced” and “internally displaced” persons from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo2 has not been resolved. The procedure established to address this issue (by application for the status of foreigner with permanent residence) is complex and many people will not be able to meet the requirements. Some people risk de facto statelessness. Non-citizens, including “displaced” and “internally displaced” persons cannot vote or stand for local elections. Their possibility to apply for Montenegrin citizenship is restricted.
1 This document has been classified confidential at the date of issue; it will be declassified one week after examination by the Ministers’ Deputies.
2 All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this report shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.