By Liu Zhimin
TIANJIN, Sept. 29 -- The third joint meeting on military-related legal rights protection was held in Tianjin in early September by the PLA Central Theater Command and the seven provinces (cities) where the Central Theater Command is located.
The meeting summarized the work done by the PLA Central Theater Command and the local governments in safeguarding the interests related to national defense and the legal rights of soldiers and their families since last year.
The meeting emphasized the need to formulate more complete mechanism, policies and regulations, so as to defend the national defense and military interests according to law and protect the legal rights of the military members and national defense-related personnel. At the same time, the meeting stressed that close military-local cooperation and strengthened supervision and inspection should also be carried out.
In 2019, the PLA Central Theater Command and the seven provinces (cities) conducted special actions on military-related legal rights protection in major events, such as military training exercises, the National Day military parade, security work of 2019 Military World Games, etc. It is reported that about 2,340 law-related disputes were handled.
The seven provinces (cities) have set up priority processing system in legal assistance for military personnel and their families, expanded types of legal aid cases, and recruited outstanding military and civilian lawyers in the judicial cooperation team, and so on.