Friday, 26 October 2018 17:41

XIV International Conference of the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) held

Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro Mr Miodrag Vuković participated in the XIV international conference “Peace and Democratic Multilateralism” organised by the European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD), held in Belgrade on 26 October.

This year’s conference was dedicated to the topic “A new human concept of security”, within which discussions were led on the key topics for the future of peace and development, as well as those regarding democratic processes as inevitable factors for stability of the WB region, EU and beyond.

Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee Mr Miodrag Vuković had an intervention within the Panel II “Challenges of human security in the Western Balkans” on the topic: “Collective security system - Montenegro in NATO”. Mr Vuković stressed that human security as a derived term and new social and security concept has no social support nor institutional and theoretical capacities at its disposal, as in is the case with the internationally recognised and practically used concept of human rights. Therefore, human security relies both on this infrastructure, and academic and expert argumentation developed with human rights doctrine. However, despite the fact that it is still looking for its place in the international system of values, it is noticeable that the human security concept has had a retroactive effect on human rights in terms of their social strengthening.

In order to make it easier to understand the concept of human security in Montenegro, it can be reduced to a code that determines social behaviour, and these are virtues that still adorn Montenegrins - bravery, when we defend ourselves from others, and humanity, when we defend others from ourselves, Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro Mr Miodrag Vuković added.

Our state is again part of global policy. It is important fact for Montenegro that it is sitting today at a table with those who make decisions about the future of Europe and a democratic and more secure world, because the importance of Montenegro's membership in the Alliance has been reflected precisely in establishing long-term peace and stability in the Western Balkans. In addition to fostering century long libertarian tradition of Montenegro, all generations are obliged to preserve the values on which the EU and NATO have been resting, to respect human dignity, equality and the rule of law.

Mr Vuković had separate meetings with Mr Don Wallas, Chairman of the International Law Institute, and other distinguished scientists, diplomats, professors, theorists, and many other eminent experts from all around Europe and world.