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Международная сеть правозащитных организаций в поддержку призывников, военнослужащих и альтернативнослужащих: действия по обеспечению верховенства права

ODIHR. Report Expert Meeting on Human Rights Monitoring in the Armed Forces, Warsaw, 4-5 March 2013

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) hosted the Expert Meeting on Human Rights Monitoring in the Armed Forces on 4 and 5 March 2013. In total, 24 representatives from civil society, military associations, ombuds institutions and academia from across the OSCE region exchanged experiences and good practices in monitoring and protecting the rights of service personnel.
Some of the main issues of concern and challenges identified and discussed were: non-combat deaths, mistreatment and bullying, lack of human rights training for

Georgia passes to professional army system

  "We plan complete transition to a professional army in four years. Gradually the term of military service will be reduced to 12 months, after which we will move completely to a contract system,"  said the Defense Minister in an interview.
The minister also said that no one should "forcibly" serve in the army,  and in general it should be staffed by people with vocational education. Currently, Georgia has a mixed system of military service, including contracted and conscripts.  The present term of conscription is 15 months.

NGO Guidelines on the Reporting Process of the UN Human Rights Committee

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has released Guidelines on the Reporting Process to the UN Human Rights Committee in English and French. These Guidelines are intended for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and give an overview of the Reporting process and the role of the NGOs in this process, including in the follow-up to the Concluding Observations.
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