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18 December 2006

Human rights of members of the armed forces

Recommendation 1742 (2006)

Reply from the Committee of Ministers

adopted at the 962nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (26 April 2006)

The Committee of Ministers has taken note of Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1742 (2006) on the human rights of members of the armed forces and decided to bring it to the attention of the governments of member states without delay.

The Committee notes that the issues raised by this recommendation are as numerous and complex as they are important. Accordingly it intends to assign terms of reference to the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) to express an opinion concerning the feasibility of preparing a text along the lines of that proposed by the Assembly in paragraph 10 of the recommendation.