Общество и Армия
Международная сеть правозащитных организаций в поддержку призывников, военнослужащих и альтернативнослужащих: действия по обеспечению верховенства права
SOCIETY and ARMY

International network of human rights organisations in support of human rights of conscripts, military servicemen  and alternative civilian servicemen: Actions to Ensure  the Rule of Law
 
The International Network of Human Rights Organisations "Society and Army" was created in 2009 at the initiative of twelve nongovernmental organisations from seven countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The main goal of the network is to promote democratic standards and the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms of military servicemen, conscripts and alternative civilian servicemen.
 
The organisations involved in the Human Rights Network "Society and Army" share a common conviction that all conscripts, alternative civilian servicemen and members of the armed forces, regardless of their status, should:
•    be protected from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
•    not be used for forced or compulsory labour;
•    have the right to an effective remedy in cases of violations of their rights;
•    enjoy the right to a fair trial, including the right to a public hearing before an independent and impartial tribunal;
•    have other civil and social rights that can be limited only to the extent which is necessary for and appropriate to defence purposes or specific needs of the armed forces.
The Human Rights Network “NIS-Army" carries out its activities by:
•    providing legal aid to conscripts, military servicemen and alternative civilian servicemen;
•    monitoring of their rights observance;
•    preparing recommendations for authorities;
•    publishing human rights and educational materials.

Currently, the following NGOs are involved in the actions and activities of the Network "NIS-Army":
 
Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan);
Armenian Republican Non-governmental Organization of Soldier's Mothers "Zinvori Mair" (Yerevan, Armenia);
Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Minsk, Belarus);
Promo-LEX Association (Chisinau, Moldova);
Moscow Helsinki Group (Moscow, Russia);
Saint Petersburg Regional Human Rights Organization “Soldiers' Mothers of Saint Petersburg” (St Petersburg, Russia);
Khabarovsk Committee of Soldiers' Mothers (Khabarovsk, Russia);
International Youth Human Rights Movement (Voronezh, Russia);
Human Rights Society of Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk, Russia);
Interregional movement "Soldier's Mothers" (Moscow, Russia);
Human Rights Group “Citizen. Army. Law” , (Moscow, Russia);
Khabarovsk Regional Human Rights Centre (Khabarovsk, Russia);
Young Lawyers Association “Amparo” (Khujand, Tajikistan)
Center for Civil Liberties (Kyiv, Ukraine)
 
The network "Society and Army"  has received support from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as other major European expert organisations, and the European Union.