The Director of a human rights NGO
requested the Human Rights Defender’s assistance regarding the issue of
providing deferment to a citizen.
As the complainant stated, the conscript is
the only child of the family: the parents have passed away. In case of the
conscription there would be no one to take care of the family household.
Afterwards, the conscript’s close relative visited the
Defender’s Office and informed that the conscript also had health issues.
To resolve the issue, the Office of the
Human Rights Defender cooperated with the Ministry of Defense Human Rights and
Good Behaviour Centre and the Military Commission.
The Administration of Gegharkunik region
and the local self-government body were also contacted. As a result, the
citizen was provided with a deferment from military service based on his health
The Human Rights Defender attaches great
importance to the established effective and sustainable cooperation with the Ministry
of Defender, other state and self-government bodies, as well as civil society
representatives in the field of protection of servicemen’s rights.