The NGO Montenegro International has submitted an initiative to the Constitutional Court requesting that the constitutionality of the Decision on Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of Montenegro be assessed, and that the court order suspension of the Decision’s execution.
Our NGO believes that the decision of the Parliament of November 23, 2020. on amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament is unconstitutional because it is based on the introduction of the institute of emergency, which does not exist in the Constitution or in the legal system of Montenegro.
We also dispute that the MPs were allowed to participate in the work without attending the session, because the Constitution in Article 91 explicitly states that the Assembly decides by a majority of the MPs present.
The initiative was submitted in order to strengthen the rule of law.
Given the unconstitutionality of the amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament, the legality of all decisions made by the Parliament on the basis of the mentioned amendments is brought into question.