Expert Group Meeting to review UNODC's legislative analysis for harmonization of the criminal law and criminal procedure law

On 10 December 2019, the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro and UNODC's Global Firearms Programme (GFP) co-organized an expert group meeting to review UNODC's legislative analysis for harmonization of the criminal law and criminal procedure law with the UN Convention against Organized Crime and its Firearms Protocol.

The GFP presented the main findings of the report and highlighted the differences between the provisions of the national criminal legislation with the international instruments. The experts analyzed Article 5 of the UN Firearms Protocol and the relevant provisions from the Montenegrin Criminal Code. The discussions also focused on the linkages between the firearms offences with the provision of the Criminal Procedure Code.  Based on the findings of the UNODC's report, the experts recommended including the subject of firearms as a topic for consideration by the Working Group for amendments of the Criminal Procedure Code and the Criminal Code in Montenegro.