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Kyrgyzstan: The section titles of military service and alternative military service legislation currently in effect and in effect during the period 2002-2002 (February 2006)

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
Publication Date 13 March 2006
Citation / Document Symbol KGZ100944.E
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Military Service Laws

Law No. 1068-XII of 16 December 1992 entitled O vseobshchey voinskoy obyazannosti grazhdan Respubliki Kyrgyzstan [translation] (On the General Military Duties of Citizens of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan), the most recent amendments to which came into effect on 1 January 2006, has the following section titles:

[translation]

Section I. Fundamental Regulations

Section II. On the Military Service of Soldiers, Sergeants, and Sergeant-majors

Section III. On the Preparation of Youth for Military Service

Section IV. Registration of Citizens for Military Conscription

Section V. On Military Conscription

Section VI. On Deferral of Military Service

Section VII. On Discharge from the Armed Forces and on the Reserve Service of Soldiers, Sailors, Sergeants and Sergeant-Majors

Section VIII. On the Military Service of Military and Naval Warrant Officers

Section IX. On the Military Service of Officers

Section X. On the Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of Military Servicemen and Future Military Service Draftees

Section XI. On the Military Register

Section XII. Responsibility for Violation of the Rules of the Military Register

Section XIII. On Conscription for Mobilization and Demobilization (Kyrgyzstan 12 July 2005).

Kyrgyz law No. 930-XII of 1 July 1992 entitled O statuse voyennosluzhashchikh [translation] (On the Status of Military Servicemen), including the most recent amendments for which came into effect on 1 January 2006, has the following section titles:

[translation]

Section I. General Regulations

Section II. Rights of Military Servicemen

Section III. Responsibilities of Military Servicemen

Section IV. Safeguards for the Implementation of the Status of Servicemen

Section V. Responsibility of Military Servicemen (ibid. 6 Aug. 2005).

The military service law in effect for the period 2000 to 2002 could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Alternative Military Service Laws

Kyrgyz law No. 1070-XII of 16 December 1992 entitled Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoinskoy) sluzhbe [translation] (On Alternative (Non-Military) Service) has the following section titles:

[translation]

Section I. Fundamental Regulations

Section II. On Conscription for Alternative (Non-military) Service

Section III. Fulfilment of Alternative (Non-military) Service

Section IV. On the Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of Citizens Completing Alternative (Non-military) Service (Kyrgyzstan 16 Dec. 1992)

Kyrgyz law No. 100 of 28 May 2002 entitled Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoynskovoy) sluzhbe [translation] (On Alternative (Non-Military) Service) has the following section titles:

[unofficial translation]

Section I. General Regulations

Section II. On Conscription for Alternative (Non-military) Service

Section III. Fulfillment of Alternative (Non-military) Service

Section IV. On the Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of Alternative (non-military) Servicemen

Section V. Termination of Alternative (Non-military) Service

Section VI. Concluding Regulations (ibid. 28 May 2002).

A 2005 news article reported that beginning 1 January 2006, the length of military service is 12 months for members of the ground and air forces, domestic troops, the national guard, air defence troops and border defence troops, and the length of alternative service is two years (Krasnaya Zvezda 21 Apr. 2005).

The abovementioned laws are included as attachments to this Response. Please be advised that Law No. 1068-XII of 16 December 1992 entitled O vseobshchey voinskoy obyazannosti grazhdan Respubliki Kyrgyzstan [translation] (On the General Military Duties of Citizens of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan), as taken from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Defence Website, is incomplete.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Krasnaya Zvezda [Moscow]. 21 April 2005. "The Military and Society. Peculiarities of the Spring Conscription Campaign in Kyrgyzstan." [Accessed 30 Jan. 2006]

Kyrgyzstan. 6 August 2005. Zakon No. 930-XII ot 1 iyulya 1992 goda. O statuse voyennosluzhashchikh. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2006]
_____. 12 July 2005. Zakon No. 1068-XII ot 16 dekabrya 1992 goda. O vseobshchey voinskoy obyazannosti grazhdan Respubliki Kyrgyzstan. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2006]
_____. 28 May 2002. Zakon No. 100 ot 28 maya 2002 goda. Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoyskovoy) sluzhbe. (Received by the Research Directorate in correspondence from the International Organization for Migration)
_____. 16 December 1992. Zakon No. 1070-XII ot 16 dekabrya 1992 goda. Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoyskovoy) sluzhbe. [Accessed 27 Feb. 2006]

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources, including: Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Washington, DC.

Internet sources, including: EurasiaNet, European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI), Ministry of Justice [Kyrgyzstan], Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Washington, DC.

Attachments

Kyrgyzstan. 6 August 2005. Zakon No. 930-XII ot 1 iyulya 1992 goda. O statuse voyennosluzhashchikh. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2006] Pages 5 – 25.
_____. 12 July 2005. Zakon No. 1068-XII ot 16 dekabrya 1992 goda. O vseobshchey voinskoy obyazonnosti grazhdan Respubliki Kyrgyzstan. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2006] Pages 26 – 52.
_____. 28 May 2002. Zakon No. 100 ot 28 mai 2002 goda. Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoyskovoy) sluzhbe. (International Organization for Migration) Pages 53 – 60.
_____. 16 December 1992. Zakon No. 1070-XII ot 16 dekabrya 1992 goda. Ob al'ternativnoy (vnevoyskovoy) sluzhbe. [Accessed 28 Feb. 2006] Pages 61 – 64.

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