Miodrag Vlahović

Montenegrin Helsinki Committee, president

Born in Đakovica/Gjakova, Kosovo, 1961.

Lawyer, Law School in Podgorica, University of Montenegro.Post-graduate studies in Leiden, Holland, 1991/1992.

Founder and conceptualist of STUDEKS (“Students’ Experiment”) Cultural Center, in Podgorica (then Titograd), 1985.

International Secretary & member of federal presidency, Socialist Youth Union of Yugoslavia (SSOJ), Belgrade, 1986-1988.

Founder, Citizens Committee for Peace (Montenegrin Peace Movement), 1991-92. Organizer of the first peace rally in Montenegro, July 17, 1991.

International Secretary, Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (LSCG), 1992-1993.

Member of Parliament (Republic of Montenegro), 1992-1994.

Columnist, “Monitor” weekly, 1991-1993.

Founder-member of CEDEM – Center for Democracy & Human Rights, 1998.

Director, CeRS – Center for Regional Studies, 1999.

President, Movement for Independent Montenegro, 1999.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, July 2004 – November 2006.

Ambassador of Montenegro to USA, Canada and Iceland, 2006-2010, in Washington, DC.

President of Cdu, Montenegrin Democratic Union, June 2014 – November 2016.

Ambassador to the Holy See and to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in Rome, 2017-2021.

Columnist, foreign policy, “Pobjeda” daily.

President of Montenegrin Helsinki Committee, as of August 2021.

Languages: English, Italian