Montenegro: CSOs Urging the Government to Withdraw Proposed Amendments to the Law on Classified Information

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In a joint statement, 26 NGOs estimated that the proposed amendments to the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Classified Information are not in accordance with international standards. The NGOs urge the Government of Montenegro to withdraw the Draft Law from the procedure, to organize a public hearing and harmonize this document with international standards. This Draft Law, adopted last week by the Government without any public or expert debate, envisages the introduction of a new basis for declaring data classified, which is not in accordance with the Constitution or international agreements that bind Montenegro, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents. Read more here

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