A view of the meeting room
A view of the meeting room

On 15 September, a seminar on the “Enforcement and settlement of claims” was held jointly by the IRZ and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. The seminar was the first to address both judges and court bailiffs.

The event was opened by the President of the Centre’s Management Committee, Senka Danilović, and the President of the Chamber of Court Bailiffs, Vidak Latković. Following the seminar, the Centre and the Chamber signed a cooperation agreement for training the professional groups mentioned above in law enforcement proceedings.

The direct exchange between judges and court bailiffs led to particularly intense discussions about the speeches made by judge Milena Matović from Podgorica and Prof. Dr. Aleš Galič from Ljubljana, who presented the procedures used in Slovenia. The subjects discussed ranged from problems with proper notification to the specific nature of law enforcement in family matters and questions concerning the value of the lawsuit.

The German Ambassador, Hans Günther Mattern, also underlined the importance of the discussions, taking part himself in the seminar once he had given a welcome speech. He expressly noted that during his time in Montenegro, he had not as yet attended any further education events in which the discussions had been as intense as at this one.

The event was a continuation of the long-term cooperation focussing on civil law between the IRZ and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution.