The Draft Defense Code and the deriving reforms in the defense system have been introduced by the Deputy Defense Ministry, Grigol Giorgadze to the Human Rights and Civil Integration, and the Education and Science Committees.
As stated by the reporter, the Code unifies 9 legal acts and 4 bylaws and envisages new approaches and the establishment of modern standards.
The authors, when developing the Draft, studied and shared the experience of the Baltic countries and Finland. He emphasized the part of the Code that regulates conscription. As he noted, conscription, registration of conscripts and other organizational issues shall be delegated to the Defense Ministry as of 2024, and thus, the military service can be served in the defense system solely.
“By establishing the national military service of the conscripts, the state aims at the qualification and training of our youth by providing them with respective skills and education to equip them with the capacity to, if necessary, defend their families and homeland,” he explained.
As the Human Rights Committee member, Vladimir Chachibaia noted, the Draft “by its context is a historical step for the defense system as completely is based on the total defense principles.”
After sharing the positions, the Committees approved the Draft with the I reading.