Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Armed forces and national security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Working Group Says Private Military Companies Should Be Regulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403756_text Armed forces and national security; Human rights; International affairs; International organizations; Militias and paramilitary groups - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403756_text Global Legal Monitor: Russian Federation; Tajikistan: Military Cooperation Treaty Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403737_text Armed forces and national security; International affairs - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403737_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Draft for Women Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403585_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403585_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: PRI Senators Propose Military Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403563_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403563_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Popular Vote Retains Military Conscription http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403478_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403478_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Committees Approve Reform of Military Trial Jurisdiction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403141_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403141_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: People's Assembly Amends Law of 1996 on Military Judiciary http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403135_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403135_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Decision Invalidating the Law on Haredi Military Draft Postponement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403033_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403033_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland: Military Conscription http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402840_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402840_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Civil Defense http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402625_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402625_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Protection of Female Soldiers from Pregnancy-Related Dismissal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402391_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402391_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Mandatory Status Report to Parliamentary Committee re Veterans' Pensions and Rehabilitation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402390_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402390_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Veterans' Benefits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402171_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402171_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia; Russian Federation: Separatist Regions of Georgia Conclude Military Agreements with Russia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402041_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402041_text Global Legal Monitor: Philippines: Independent Commission Against Private Armies Works Toward Safe and Credible Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401891_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401891_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Defense Mobilization Law Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401866_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401866_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Is a Sightseeing Trip by a Member of the U.S. Military Part of "Official Business"? http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401642_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401642_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Jurisdiction of Military Courts Decreased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401534_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401534_text Global Legal Monitor: Former USSR: Proposed New Military Component of a Political Union http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401346_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401346_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: First Quadrennial Defense Review Submitted to Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401163_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401163_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Plan to Reform Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401162_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401162_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Active Military Service Period Shortened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540953_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540953_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Refueling Mission in the Indian Ocean Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540861_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540861_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: More Control over Military Conscription http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540793_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540793_text Global Legal Monitor: Azerbaijan: Peacekeeping Contingent in Afghanistan Will Be Doubled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540681_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540681_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: National Defense Law Amended to Specify Overall Review http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540645_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540645_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Ruling Opens the Door for Families of Deceased Troops to Sue the Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540595_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540595_text Global Legal Monitor: Romania: Law on NATO Human Intelligence Center http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540493_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540493_text Global Legal Monitor: Bulgaria: Foreign Military Operations Allowed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540454_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540454_text Global Legal Monitor: Bahrain: Military Personnel Allowed to Grow Beards http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540452_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540452_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Supreme Court Rules to Acquit Military Deserters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540456_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed On April 3, 2008, the plenary session of the Russian Federation Supreme Court reviewed the lower courts' practice in resolving cases related to draft dodging and ruled that a conscript who left the place of his... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540456_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Regulation of Military Reserve Service http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540455_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed On April 3, 2008, the plenary session of the Russian Federation Supreme Court reviewed the lower courts' practice in resolving cases related to draft dodging and ruled that a conscript who left the place of his On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that defines the structure of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve force and its capability and objectives. The law provides the framework for a call... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540455_text Global Legal Monitor: Ecuador: Coalition to Propose a Ban on the Presence of Foreign Forces in Ecuador http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540212_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed On April 3, 2008, the plenary session of the Russian Federation Supreme Court reviewed the lower courts' practice in resolving cases related to draft dodging and ruled that a conscript who left the place of his On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that defines the structure of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve force and its capability and objectives. The law provides the framework for a call The "No Bases" Coalition of Ecuador ("La Coalicion No Bases Ecuador") will propose before the Constituent Assembly that the draft Carta Magna (constitution) forbid the establishment of foreign military bases on Ecuadorian territory. The conference was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540212_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Armed Forces Tribunal Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540248_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed On April 3, 2008, the plenary session of the Russian Federation Supreme Court reviewed the lower courts' practice in resolving cases related to draft dodging and ruled that a conscript who left the place of his On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that defines the structure of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve force and its capability and objectives. The law provides the framework for a call The "No Bases" Coalition of Ecuador ("La Coalicion No Bases Ecuador") will propose before the Constituent Assembly that the draft Carta Magna (constitution) forbid the establishment of foreign military bases on Ecuadorian territory. The conference was On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540248_text Global Legal Monitor: Benin: Military Service Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540181_text Armed forces and national security - On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the countries of the world to create a binding agreement that would regulate the operations of private military and security companies On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill On January 20, 2013, Austrians voted on whether to retain military conscription or establish a paid career army instead. With 59.7% of the voters upholding the current system and a voter participation of close to 52%, It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft On October 3, 2011, the Federal Commission for Childhood and Youth Issues (Eidgenssische Kommission fur Kinder- und Jugendfragen (last visited Oct. 4, 2011)) published a report entitled A Service for the Public Welfare (Ein On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require employers who wish to terminate the employment of women during On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the Minister of Defense and on the heads of both the On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the encouragement of higher education for veterans. The Law provides that On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such On March 19, 2009, Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors introduced a bill that would institute the largest reform of Sweden's military in several decades. "This will be a major strengthening of Sweden's defense capabilities," he stated. On December 30, 2008, Taiwan's Military Service Law was amended. The Law now stipulates that the period of active military service for regular recruits will be one year. Formerly, it was one year and ten months Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). On November 12, 2008, the State Duma (legislature) of Russia adopted amendments to the nation's Federal Law on Military Duty and Military Service, which establish stricter control over all Russian male individuals age 16 and older On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within A High Court ruling of April 11, 2008, on the conduct of inquests into the deaths of soldiers serving overseas has paved the way for families of British troops killed in action due to faulty equipment On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering On April 11, 2008, the Parliament of Bulgaria revised the Law on Defense and Armed Forces of Bulgaria. The amendment repeals a provision that stated that military service will be carried out within the territory of Ending a prohibition going back 70 years, the Bahraini army has allowed military personnel to grow beards. According to the decision issued by the General Command Officer of the Bahraini Defense Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed On April 3, 2008, the plenary session of the Russian Federation Supreme Court reviewed the lower courts' practice in resolving cases related to draft dodging and ruled that a conscript who left the place of his On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that defines the structure of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve force and its capability and objectives. The law provides the framework for a call The "No Bases" Coalition of Ecuador ("La Coalicion No Bases Ecuador") will propose before the Constituent Assembly that the draft Carta Magna (constitution) forbid the establishment of foreign military bases on Ecuadorian territory. The conference was On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of The legislature of Benin passed the Law on Public Interest Military Service on September 20, 2007, thereby enabling the government to put into effect its plan for the national mobilization of youth for the country's development.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540181_text