- Defensive war is a
sovereign right of Georgia.
- Georgia has military
forces for the defense of independence, sovereignty and territorial
integrity of the country and for the fulfillment of international
- The structure and
composition of military forces is determined by law. The structure of
the military forces is confirmed by the President and its size is
confirmed by the Parliament by the majority of the total number of
deputies upon the recommendation of the Council of National Defense.
- The Council of National Defense
is created for military construction and organization of the defense
of the country, which is headed by the President.
- The composition, authority
and procedures of the Council of National Defense is determined by
- The use of military forces
during a state of emergency or for the fulfillment of international
obligations is prohibited without the agreement of Parliament.
- For the purpose of state defense, in special cases, or cases envisaged by law, the decision to
permit the entrance in, use and movement of military forces of other
countries on the territory of Georgia is made by the President. The
decision is immediately submitted to Parliament for approval and it
enters into force upon the consent of Parliament.
- The defense of Georgia is
the duty of every citizen.
- The defense of the country
and the fulfillment of military duties is obligatory for every eligible
citizen. The form of military duty is determined by law.