Yearly journal of scientific articles “Pravova derzhava” Volume 31 (2020), 532-540 p.
Tarasuk Volodymyr. The military ombudsman institute as an integral part of the national security system.
Self-control, secrecy, secrecy, preservation of maximum independence and separation from socio-political processes and institutions cannot guarantee the rights and freedoms of servicemen, nor do they guarantee that subjects of the national security system will not act contrary to the will and interests of society, government, state.
The need for civilian control of the defense and law enforcement sectors is primarily driven by national security interests. In other words, security actors should not be a danger to civil society. One of the fuses of possible law enforcement or military arbitrariness is the institute of military ombudsman, who is called upon to act solely for the benefit of the law, rights and freedoms of servicemen and civilians in the territory of special or military operations.
The relevance of the introduction of the Military Ombudsman Institute is further enhanced by the current trends and conditions of civilizational development, the globalization processes of total information transparency. In countries where government institutions are predominantly objects rather than news subjects, any positive event can be turned into a sensation of negative content. The primary sources (subjects) of news reports are mainly the democratic governments of countries with the introduction of military censorship (USA, UK, Israel, etc.) and totalitarian regimes (China, Russia, Iran, etc.) . Having chosen the western direction of civilizational development, Ukraine is now in the process of transit between Soviet totalitarianism and European democracy, whose energy is mainly directed at counteracting the "Russian peace" rather than introducing contrary to the valuable principles of Western civilization. At present, the introduction of military censorship, and even more so in the realities of lack of political culture / traditions, is unacceptable without the prior implementation of the military ombudsman institute in the system of legal support of the state.
Key words: military ombudsman, armed forces, national security.
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