[Montenegro] Strategy for Combating Human Trafficking 2019-2024

01 Mar 2019
The National Office for Fight Against Human Trafficking

The Anti-Trafficking Strategy is a five-year national policy to combat human trafficking that focuses on the areas of: prevention, protection of victims, prosecution, partnership, co-ordination and international cooperation.

The starting point of drafting the Strategy was an external analysis of the impact of the Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for 2012-2018, its main achievements, and the recommendations given to further develop the established system and find adequate answers to existing and new trends in this phenomenon.

The Strategy takes into account key international documents pertaining to this area, as well as reports by relevant international partners that closely monitor and analyse the efforts of countries to combat trafficking in human beings and provide useful recommendations for their improvement. Considering the key foreign policy priority of the state of Montenegro, an EU member state, the objectives of the Strategy have been developed in accordance with the obligations of the country’s Action Plan for Chapter 24: Justice, Freedom, and Security. The Strategy objectives are therefore related to improving the fight against human trafficking by strengthening efforts to identify trafficking victims, the harmonisation of national legislation with the instruments and the acquis (in particular with Directive 2011/36 / EU and Directive 2004/81 / EC), and in improving the quality, diversity, adequacy and availability of protection and support services to trafficking victims. At the same time, an important and functional link with the adopted strategies and plans at the national level has been provided.

The vision of the Strategy is a just, humane, gender-sensitized and empowered society that protects people from all forms of trafficking.

The Strategy’s mission is Montenegro's commitment to maintaining transparent, responsible and pro-active anti-trafficking initiatives in line with international human rights standards.

The strategy is available here

This project is funded by: