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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

Express your solidarity with Prisoners for Peace!

1st December is Prisoners for Peace Day. For over 60 years, War Resisters' International have, on this day, made known the names and stories of those imprisoned for actions for peace. Many are conscientious objectors, in gaol for refusing to join the military. Others have taken nonviolent actions to disrupt preparation for war.
This day is a chance for you to demonstrate your support for those individuals and their movements, by writing to those whose freedom has been taken away from them because of their work for peace.


Five conscientious objectors to Turkmenistan's compulsory military service - all Jehovah's Witnesses - are known to have been sentenced since late May. Four received suspended sentences but the fifth, Juma Nazarov, received an 18-month prison term in July, Jehovah's Witnesses told Forum 18 News Service. This makes a total of five currently known prisoners of conscience jailed for exercising freedom of religion or belief.


Jehovah's Witness Mahmud Hudaybergenov was given the maximum two-year
labour camp sentence in early August in Turkmenistan's north-eastern city
of Dashoguz for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of
religious conscience, local Jehovah's Witnesses told Forum 18 News Service.
He was prevented from lodging an appeal. He is the eighth current known
imprisoned conscientious objector, while the ninth known religious prisoner
of conscience is a Protestant Pastor Ilmurad Nurliev. Another Jehovah's

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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