Legal aspects of civil-military cooperation in comparative context

Keywords: civil-military cooperation, military doctrine, armed conflict, Armed Forces of Ukraine, gender equality, human rights, comparative legal analysis.

Abstract

The goal of the research paper is to study, with active reference to the comparative legal method, Ukrainian and foreign models of civil-military cooperation (CIMIC). The following scientific methods have been used to study chosen military-legal issues, substantiate the theses expressed by the authors, and formulate conclusions: historical-legal, system analysis, formal-logical and method of comparison. It has been determined that CIMIC concept remains novel for both Ukrainian military and civil society in general at the current stage of national, political and defense development; in fact, CIMIC doctrine is also a relatively new phenomenon in the military doctrine and standards of NATO member states.

Based on the results of the study, it has been argued that Ukrainian CIMIC doctrine of the Central Command as a program document in a certain direction should further focus on the following areas: 1) development of a culture of mutual respect, trust and support between all involved military and non-military actors; 2) promotion of patriotic education in Ukrainian society, protection of the rights and freedoms of members of the Central Election Commission;  3) use of CIMIC units as a platform for civil-military contact and cooperation in eastern Ukraine, especially in the area of the Joint Forces Operation; 4) promotion of legal guarantees of gender equality and equal opportunities for men and women in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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Author Biographies

Yuriy Lutsenko, Interdepartmental Research Center for Combating Organized Crime under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Head of Department, Interdepartmental Research Center for Combating Organized Crime under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Ukraine.

Anatolii Tarasiuk, “Institute of Information, Security and Law of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine”, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher of the State Scientific Institution “Institute of Information, Security and Law of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine”, Ukraine.

Valentyna Kryzhna, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Candidate of Law, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow at Research Laboratory for Combating Crime at the Educational-Research Institute № 1, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Victor Motyl, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Candidate of Law, Senior Research Fellow, Research Laboratory for Combating Crime at the Educational-Research Institute № 1, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Antonina Dimich, National academy of Security Service of Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Department of Management, National academy of Security Service of Ukraine.

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Published
2021-12-30
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Lutsenko, Y., Tarasiuk, A., Kryzhna, V., Motyl, V., & Dimich, A. (2021). Legal aspects of civil-military cooperation in comparative context. Amazonia Investiga, 10(48), 138-149. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.48.12.15
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