Euromil News

Contact with new French Professional Military Associations

On 2 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued judgements on two cases, namely Matelly vs France and Adefdromil vs France. In both cases a possible violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was an essential element. Until that moment French soldiers …

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Euromil News

Roundtable on the Role of Military Associations and Unions in the Baltic Countries and Eastern Region

On 7 June 2016 in Riga, EUROMIL together with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) hosted an event on international standards and good practices concerning the human rights of armed forces personnel, including what conditions enable military associations to be effective in safeguarding the rights of …

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Euromil News

Soldiers Picket Line in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 4, 5 and 6 May EUROMIL’s Lithuanian member association “Soldier Rights Defence Center” (KTGC) organised three picket lines in front of the government building, the Ministry of Defence and the office of the President. At each occasion a delegation of KTGC, headed by Laimonas Jakas, was received by several …

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Euromil News

7th ICOAF

The 7th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF) on “the role of ombuds institutions for the armed forces in democratic societies” was held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 25 to 27 October 2015. The 7th ICOAF was co-hosted by the Czech main Inspector for Protection of …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Participated in the OSCE HDIM 2015

EUROMIL participated in the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2015, which took place from 21 September to 2 October 2015 in Warsaw. Like every year in autumn, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) hosted the HDIM in Warsaw. The HDIM is Europe’s largest annual human …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Press Release – Situation of Military Personnel in Italy

EUROMIL Press Release Situation of Military Personnel in Italy The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) is an umbrella organisation composed of 40 military associations and trade unions from 25 countries. It is the main Europe-wide forum for cooperation among professional military associations on issues of common concern. EUROMIL strives …

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EUROMIL & EuroCOP HDIM 2015 side event

The Right of Association within the Security Sector In the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), EUROMIL, together with EuroCOP, will organise a side event on the “Right of Association within the Security Sector” on 23 September 2015 in Warsaw. “The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), Europe’s …

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Training session and roundtable discussion on the role of military associations and unions in the Balkan countries

While the right to freedom of association and related rights are recognized for military personnel in international legislation, these rights are still restricted in a number of countries, which negatively affects the protection of military personnel, their moral and loyalty and progress towards democratic armed forces. The meeting in Skopje …

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Euromil News

French Bill on the Military Program 2014/2019

French bill on the military program 2014/2019 A chapter of the bill concerns the creation of professional military associations in France. On 20 May 2015 the bill was adopted by the Council of Ministers and will be discussed by the parliament in the first week of June 2015. Once the …

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Euromil News

The Role of Military Associations in Protecting Human Rights of Armed Forces Personnel in Central and Eastern Europe

The report of the meeting on “The Role of Military Associations in Protecting Human Rights of Armed Forces Personnel in Central and Eastern Europe”, organised by ODIHR and EUROMIL on 10 September 2014 in Budapest, is now published on the website of the OSCE!

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