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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of June 18, 2016 No. 408-V

About internal troops of Turkmenistan

(new edition)

This Law determines legal, organizational bases and the principles of activities, obligation and the right of internal troops of Turkmenistan, and also establishes guarantees of legal and social protection of the military personnel of internal troops of Turkmenistan.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Internal troops of Turkmenistan

1. Internal troops of Turkmenistan (further - internal troops) - the armed military connection of the state intended for protection of the political system, safety and sovereignty of Turkmenistan, law enforcement, law enforcement, protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of man and citizen against criminal and other illegal encroachments.

2. Internal troops of Turkmenistan have symbol, and military units - battle flag which description and samples affirm the President of Turkmenistan.

3. Internal troops are a part of the system of law-enforcement bodies of Turkmenistan.

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of internal troops

The legal basis of activities of internal troops the Constitution of Turkmenistan, this Law, the Laws of Turkmenistan "About law-enforcement bodies of Turkmenistan", "About Defense", "About conscription and military service" and "About the status and social protection of the military personnel and members of their families" constitute, the army regulations of Armed Forces of Turkmenistan and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan regulating activities of internal troops.

Article 3. Basic principles of activities of internal troops

Activities of internal troops are based on the principles of legality, humanity, equality of man and citizen before the Law, respect, providing and protection of their rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, protection of interests of society and the state, independence of activities of political parties and other public associations, one-man management and centralization of management.

Article 4. Main objectives of internal troops

1. The main objectives of internal troops are:

1) participation together with law-enforcement bodies in protection of public order and ensuring public safety;

2) protection of life, health, honor, advantage, rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of man and citizen against criminal and other illegal encroachments;

3) law enforcement and law and order;

4) providing isolation mode of the persons serving custodial sanction and taken into custody and their convoy;

5) ensuring supervision of persons undergoing treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction or dependence on psychoactive agents in the Special rehabilitation center of law-enforcement bodies;

6) protection of especially important state objects and particular loads;

7) ensuring high level of office, combat and patriotic training and discipline of staff of internal troops;

8) participation in implementation of the mode of emergency and warlike situation;

9) accomplishment of other tasks assigned to internal troops by the laws of Turkmenistan.

2. Accomplishment of tasks, not stipulated by the legislation Turkmenistan cannot be assigned to internal troops.

3. Nobody has the right to interfere with activities of internal troops, except bodies and the officials who are directly authorized by the legislation of Turkmenistan.

Article 5. Powers of state governing bodies in the field of activities of internal troops

Powers of state governing bodies in the field of activities of internal troops are determined by the legislation of Turkmenistan.

Chapter II. Military service in internal troops

Article 6. System of internal troops

1. The system of internal troops consists of Management of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan (further - managements of internal troops), military units and other structural units.

2. The procedure for creation, reorganization and liquidation of the structural units which are a part of the system of internal troops and also their number, structure and dislocation are determined by the President of Turkmenistan by the offer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan.

Article 7. Staff of internal troops

1. The staff of internal troops includes the military personnel. The officers who enlisted according to the obligation, foremen, sergeants, privates (further - the military personnel according to the obligation) and the foremen undergoing military service, sergeants, privates treat the military personnel of internal troops (further the military personnel at the call of).

Are issued to the military personnel of internal troops according to the obligation the certificate confirming their personality and position, and signs of distinction of the sample established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan. They are also provided with dress code of single sample of Turkmenistan approved by the President, and the signs attached to it.

Military personnel of internal troops shall have professional, legal and physical training of necessary level, high ability to use firearms, special means and the equipment fixed to them.

2. The military personnel of internal troops according to the Law of Turkmenistan "About conscription and military service" takes the Military oath.

Article 8. Passing of military service in internal troops

1. Appeal of citizens of Turkmenistan on military service in internal troops, their revenues to military service according to the obligation and passing of military service are performed by them according to the legislation of Turkmenistan.

2. Acceptance of the citizen of Turkmenistan which is passing or serving in law-enforcement bodies or in other law enforcement agencies of Turkmenistan and having special rank on military service in internal troops and assignment to it military rank are performed according to the legislation of Turkmenistan.

In case of transfer of the military personnel of the internal troops passing military service according to the obligation, for continuation of service in law-enforcement bodies, and equally in case of transfer of the serving law-enforcement bodies for continuation of service on military service in ranks of internal troops service life for calculation of their length of service, and also benefit and privilege, stipulated by the legislation Turkmenistan remains.

Article 9. Completing of internal troops

1. Completing of internal troops is performed on the basis of appeal of citizens of Turkmenistan on military service according to the legislation of Turkmenistan.

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