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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

Open Letter to the authorities about the arbitrary closure of the human rights NGO “Amparo”

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), hereby expresses its utmost concern about the closure of the Association of Young Lawyers “Amparo”, and calls on the Tajik authorities in their Open Letter to overturn the decision and address the shortcomings of the legislation on civil society organisations, which currently does not meet international standards for the protection of human rights.

AI: Tajik authorities suppresses freedom of expression and assembly

The Tajik authorities are suppressing freedom of expression and assembly in the country, a statement released by Amnesty International (AI) on Monday says.

According to the statement, the Tajik authorities have confirmed their decision to shut down the rights group despite objections of international community, including the EU’s High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton.

Local EU statement on closure of the Association of Young Lawyers “Amparo”

On November 1, the European Union Delegation to Tajikistan issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Tajikistan.
The statement, in particular, says that the EU Delegation to Tajikistan is deeply concerned about the closure of the Association of Young Lawyers ''Amparo" following a ruling by a court in the northern city of Khujand.

Tajik authorities intend to shut down association of young lawyers "Amparo"

The Sughd department of justice has applied to the Sughd regional court with solicitation to close the Association of Young Lawyers of Tajikistan, Amparo, which is engaged in protecting rights of draftees and servicemen.

Tajikistan: Using Force To Maintain Standing Army

Hunger, unheated barracks, beatings and regular outbreaks of disease: it could be life in a penal colony. But in this case, it describes the existence of a fresh military conscript in Tajikistan.

Autumn conscription campaign starts in Tajikistan

President Emomali Rahmon signed a decree on drafting young Tajiks into the country’s armed forces from October through November 2011 on September 14.
The draft affects able-bodied male citizens in the age bracket of 18 years old to 27 years old, who are not members of the armed forces reserve. The same decree provides for the retirement from active duty of soldiers and sergeants whose service under conscription is over.

An international conference “ACS in the World and the CIS region”

Young Lawyers’ Association “Amparo” organised an international conference ‘ACS in the World and the CIS region. Prospects for the development of ACS in Tajikistan’ to enhance cooperation among partners across the network in Dushanbe.

“Amparo” has prepared a report on the necessity of introduction of alternative civil service in Tajikistan

Young Lawyers’ Association, Amparo, has prepared a report on the necessity of introduction of alternative (non-military and noncombatant) civil service in Tajikistan.
Ms. Dilafrouz Samadova, chairperson of the Amparo program for protection of conscripts and military servicemen’s rights, says the main objective of the report is “in informing government bodies, media, international and public associations of the necessity of alternative civil service (ACS) and creating a platform for a wide dialogue, cooperation and discussion of this subject.”

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