YEREVAN. – Armenia is one of the 20 countries that have permitted to establish the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), together with countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, the US, etc.
DCAF Assistant Director, analyst Philipp Fluri, on Friday stated about the aforesaid at the international seminar, entitled “Parliamentary Oversight of Armed Forces,” which is held at the National Assembly of Armenia.
As per Fluri, oversight has many types, one of them in the defense sector is public oversight, and this implies a parliamentary component.
At the same time, he stressed that the main staff of the armed forces in NATO-member countries comprises people who have replaced their military uniforms with civilian attire; and this, as per the analyst, is a sign of departure from the principles in the Cold War era.
Also, Philipp Fluri stressed that parliamentary oversight is a process within the framework of cooperation, it resembles collaboration within a symphonic orchestra, and this assumes that it needs to be well organized and coordinated.