UAE: Conscription law issued

Issue 972 - 21 Jun 2014
The UAE’s first conscripts are to begin training in September, following the issuance of the law on national military service. On 7 June, President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued Federal Law No 6 of 2014, which deals with national service and the reserve force, and formalises the draft endorsed by the cabinet in January (GSN 962/10).The law established a National and Reserve Service Authority at the general headquarters of the armed forces, which will oversee matters related to national service and is chaired by Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmad Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al-Nahyan.

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