Aleksandra Vukčević is from Podgorica. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro. During the period of studies, she was an active member of ELSE, an international organization of law students.

She is Program Director at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, a member of the Civic Alliance, where she gained experience and knowledge on war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, as well as dealing with the past. Aleksandra coordinated regional and national projects in the areas of human and minority rights, youth rights, refugee rights and asylum seekers.

She is also engaged in providing free legal assistance to foreigners in the process of obtaining international protection and to persons in integration. Part of the work also involves visiting and monitoring the situation at the borders, ie the migrant route passing through Montenegro.

Since the beginning of work with migrants and refugees, she has been monitoring the situation regarding trafficking in human beings, which is a common situation among this population.

Aleksandra assisted with projects concerning the work of the judiciary in Montenegro, conducting interjudge surveys, monitoring the courts regarding respect for the right to a fair trial and prosecuting authorities.

She also worked on projects related to the use of minority languages in official use; participated in the writing of criminal charges for cases of grave human rights violations as well as the provision of free legal aid for victims of torture; monitored media reporting on the EU integration process, monitored closed institutions where prisoners were detained, as well as conditions in which they were staying.

She attended the School of Human Rights, the School of Business Management, the School of Political Studies, as well as numerous seminars in the field of human rights and media, asylum and migration training, etc.

Aleksandra is a member of the Working Group on Negotiation Chapter 24 since September 2019 as a representative of NGO Civic Alliance.

Aleksandra is a member of Rule of Law Council, as a representative of the Civic Alliance.

She speaks English.

aleksandra.vukcevic@yihr.org