After the examination of all the complaints addressed to the Human Rights Defender’s Office on the rights of the military servicemen, number of legislative drafts have been developed and submitted to circulation. The drafts mostly concern the rights protection of military personnel during the term of their service.
Here are the main suggestions:
- To eliminate the practice of considering the previously committed crimes by the servicemen as an aggravating circumstance for disciplinary penalties.
- To establish the mandatory requirement for providing the order on disciplinary penalty to the servicemen. To define the types of those decisions that the higher rank officer may adopt in case when the servicemen complains against the disciplinary punishment.
- To eliminate the execution of “extraordinary military order per day” as a disciplinary punishment.
- To prescribe legally, that the servicemen have a right to get acquainted with their rights and obligations in a written form, from the beginning of the service investigation.
- To define precisely the grounds and procedure of initiating, terminating, suspending, as well as resuming the service investigation against the servicemen.
- To abolish the execution of both criminal and administrative punishment together against those who avoid the military trainings.
- To define precisely the requirements and the framework of mandatory information in medical conclusions regarding the heath conditions of the servicemen and conscripts.
- To define legally the cases, when the conscript under mandatory military service can serve in the same military base with his brother upon his will.
The above mentioned drafts were presented to competent governmental bodies and human rights based institutions, for their opinion.