The Role of Inspection in the Fight against Corruption

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On 30 May 2014, the Center for Civic Education (Montenegro) organized a press conference where they presented their policy paper on “The role of inspection in the fight against corruption”, supported through SBPPF. The study was presented by Ms. Tamara MILAŠ, programme assistant in the CCE, and Mr. Boris MARIĆ, senior legal advisor in the CCE.

The objective of the project was to contribute to the increase of public trust in the criminal justice sector through implementation of effective watchdog activities to track the government responses to reports of illegal activity and corruption. In specific, the project monitored the activities aiming to enhance capacities of the Administration for Inspection Affairs as first and citizens’ closest instrument to tackle corruption and misconduct in public institution in Montenegro.

Some of the recommendations of the Paper is to abolish the re-election of the inspectors and convert it to regular assessment of knowledge and success; to provide essential and full fiscal autonomy of the Administration for Inspection Affairs; the presentation of the effects of an inspection in the public should focus on implementation and respect of the law, etc. The Paper concludes that the Administration for Inspection Affairs shall not be recognized as a mechanism for filling in the budget, but as a system for the protection of legality.

More information about the press conference can be found at CCE’s website, and the Policy Paper is available for download here.

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