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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In 1977, the age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples was equalised [R1.2] and is lawful at age 14 years [R1.1].


Criminal Code. Chapter 18 Criminal Acts Against Sexual Freedom [L1.1]

Sexual intercourse with a child – Article 206

(1) Anyone who performs sexual intercourse or an equal act with a child shall be punished by an imprisonment sentence of one to ten years.

(2) If due to an act referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article a severe bodily injury is inflicted to a person, or the act is performed by more persons or it resulted in pregnancy, the perpetrator shall be punished by an imprisonment sentence of two to twelve years.

(3) If due to acts referred to in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article a child died, the perpetrator shall be punished by an imprisonment sentence of five to eighteen years.

(4) The perpetrator of an act referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not be punished provided that there exists no larger difference between the perpetrator and the child in respect to their mental and physical development.

Chapter Thirteen Definitions of the Terms

Article 142 "(8) A child shall be considered a person who has not reached the age of fourteen."

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 788.40kb, PDF MAY 10
L1.1 LegislationOnLine: Criminal Code (Accessed 20 FEB 11)
R1.1 AVERT: Worldwide Agesa of Consent (Accessed 20 FEB 11)

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Civil Unions, Partners: Domestic, Registered Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 15 June 2013, the Liberal Party of Montenegro reportedly pledged its support for the full recognition of same-sex couples [R1.2].

On 13 November 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic reportedly pledged to improve the legal status of same-sex couples [R1.1].

R1.2 GayStarNews: Montenegro’s Liberal Party pledges total LGBT equality 15 JUN 13
R1.1 GayStarNews: Montenegro promises gay pride and some marriage rights 13 NOV 12
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 27 July 2010, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity became unlawful [R1.1].

R1.1 GayStarNews: Montenegro champions new law for gender reassignment 16 MAR 12
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 16 March 2010, gender reassignment procedures reportedly became available through the universal healthcare system, ensuring that healthcare covers 80% of the three-step gender assignment procedure, which consists of: psychotherapy, hormone therapy, and the medical procedures in gender reassignment including changing genitalia [R1.1].

R1.1 GayStarNews: Montenegro champions new law for gender reassignment 16 MAR 12
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

In 1977, consensual sex between same-sex couples was reportedly decriminalised [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 788.40kb, PDF MAY 10

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