Civic Alliance would like to remind public that on 16 August 2014, it will be 15 years since the tragedy known as “Miss Pat”. Boat “Miss Pat” sunk in Montenegrin territorial sea, taking away lives of 35 persons, mostly Roma. Out of this number, only 13 people were identified. Boat registered for transport of only six persons and two crew members embarked carrying almost seventy people.
The Human Rights Committee has adopted most of the recommendations made by CEDEM and Youth Initiative for Human Rights – a member of the Civic Alliance, and submitted to the Committee in December last year, in relation to the Initial report of Montenegro on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Civil society Coalition that works on monitoring of implementation of strategy of Roma integration and the Decade, congratulates International Roma Day – 8 April, to all Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro.
Regarding the beating of journalist Lakic, and having monitored previous cases of attacks on journalists and reactions of competent institutions in processing of these cases, CA provides its modest contribution to rigged police investigations and in accordance with trends “volunteers-offenders” provides award for the first three volunteers who offer the best story related to overtaking responsibility for this offence. Fastness of filing charges, convincement of the statement and the use of imagination in selecting the motive shall be rated. The competition shall be opened and the awards are attractive .