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Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro Ombudsman is an independent and autonomous institution entrusted with protecting and promoting human rights and freedoms when these have been violated by means of an enactment, act or failure to act on the part of the state authorities, local self-government authorities, public services and other holders of public powers. In addition to this function, the mission of the Ombudsman also includes awareness raising regarding the importance of the rule of law and consistent protection of human rights and freedoms and in general terms, bringing about legal certainty, lawful and impartial work of the state authorities before which citizens exercise their rights, freedoms, duties and legal interests.

Human rights include not only those guaranteed by the Constitution and national law, but also those guaranteed by ratified international human rights treaties and generally recognised rules of international law.

The Institution of the Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro (Ombudsman) was established by way of a Law which was passed by the Assembly of Montenegro on 10 th July 2003 . The Ombudsman performs his duties on the basis of the Constitution and laws and adheres to the principles of justice and fairness in the course his work.

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