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OSCE handbook on human rights of armed forces personnel

Cover of the OSCE Handbook on human rights of armed forces personnelVIENNA, 26 May 2008 - The OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) launched a handbook aimed at improving the protection of human rights of soldiers and other armed forces personnel on Wednesday in Vienna.

 

The handbook was published jointly with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). EUROMIL, the European Organisation of Military Associations with which BAFF currently has Observer status, was among the organisations represented at the launch.

Respect for the human rights of armed forces personnel is crucial in creating a professional culture within the military that includes human rights as part of a commitment to democratic values.

"The handbook aims to support parliamentarians, government officials, military personnel, judges, professional military associations and non-governmental organizations in promoting, protecting, and enforcing the human rights of armed forces personnel.

Source: OSCE/ODIHR Press release 26/05/08

The principal authors of the handbook are Prof. Ian Leigh of the Durham University Human Rights Centre (United Kingdom) and Dr. Hans Born of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (Switzerland).

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Download here: OSCE Publication - Handbook on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Armed Forces PersonnelOSCE Publication - Handbook on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel

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OSCE/ODIHR Factsheet on human rights and fundamental freedoms for armed forces personnel

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Cover of the OSCE Handbook on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel (copyright OSCE)Click the image to go to the OSCE publication page. Includes links to download pdf copies of the full version or in sections.

The principal authors of the handbook are Prof. Ian Leigh of the Durham University Human Rights Centre (United Kingdom) and Dr. Hans Born of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (Switzerland).

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