Rights of Soldiers/Recruits
The court ruled that the conscript charged with avoidance of military service is to undergo an additional examination
On February 15, 2018 the Court of General Jurisdiction of Lori Province ruled to assign a complex forensic and military medical examination in connection with the case of conscript T. M., who did not leave to start military service because of disagreeing with the decision of the Central Medical Commission.
Will the Defense Ministry or the Ministry of Finance provide compensation to the ex-serviceman? The case is in court
On March 5, 2018 the Lori General Jurisdiction Court of First Instance ruled to involve the Ministry of Defense of the RA as a co-defendant in the case pertaining to the provision of compensation to the ex-serviceman.
HCA Vanadzor’s response to the clarification by the RA General Prosecutor’s Office with regard to the additional information paper of HCA Vanadzor on the fatalities in the Armed Forces in 2017
Only in the case of the adequate implementation of the commitments undertaken by the RA authorities in international instances through human rights conventions and covenants will the representatives of the authorities be able to present their reports in a proper manner.
Information Paper Updated Information on The Fatalities in The RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017
HCA Vanadzor presents an additional information paper on the cases that surfaced after the publication of the Information Paper on the Fatalities in the RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017.
The serviceman serving in the army for a year despite health problems was discharged early only after applying to court
What should be noted is that E. T. did not receive any treatment of any of his health problems throughout the whole period of the deferment. Therefore, his state of health could not have been improved given the gravity of his health problems.
5 months after being drafted, the conscript was granted an early discharge due to health deterioration
One of the residents of a village in Armavir Province, 5 months after being drafted into the armed forces despite health problems, was granted an early discharge in January 2018.
The RA Criminal Code provision on civilian recruits abandoning the place of service arbitrarily changes; HCA Vanadzor has submitted proposals on that
On February 13, 2018 Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office submitted proposals to the RA Ministry of Justice with regard to the RA Draft Law on Introducing an Amendment in Article 327.1 Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code (Civilian Recruits Abandoning the Place of Service Arbitrarily).
On the basis of the findings of the examination of M. H.’s state of health, the experts concluded that the conscript needed a deferment for the purpose of observation through further examinations at the CMC.
The document provided by the MoD representative does not include all the required information; HCA Vanadzor will persist in the claim submitted
However, they include the contents of new legislative acts, while HCA Vanadzor had requested the manual approved by the order issued by the RA Armed Forces Chief of the General Staff on January 15, 2014.
The Court proposes to the representative of the Minister of Defense to provide evidence on the information requested by HCA Vanadzor being confidential; the next court hearing is on March 19
The Court proposed to the representative of the respondent to provide the extract of the confidential order that proved the confidentiality of the order. Incidentally, if it is impossible to provide it to the court as a copy, that extract of the order will be examined at a court session behind closed doors.
Nevertheless, this time the documents included such data connected with the visual acuity of the conscript, in the case of which a conscript shall be recognized as unfit for military service and removed from registration. After a complex examination of documents, in case there are sufficient grounds, HCA Vanadzor will also appeal that decision.
The conscript drafted into the army with health problems was operated with the support of HCA Vanadzor
A. B., who was drafted with health problems, was referred to examinations and operated with the support of HCA Vanadzor months after being drafted.