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The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe urges Turkey to recognise the right to conscientious objection to military service

Eighteen years after the ECtHR issued its first judgment in favour of conscientious objector Osman Murat Ülke, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a new interim resolution on violations of the right to conscientious objection to military service in Turkey.

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Adbusting: Berlin and Helsinki activists demand asylum for conscientious objectors

Oops, what are Berlin ad posters doing in Helsinki? And why are they campaigning for asylum for conscientious objectors? The "adbusted" posters are calling for asylum for conscientious objectors from Belarus and Russia.

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Peace Activist Olga Karach Was Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison Due to Her Human Rights Activities

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, War Resisters’ International, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation IFOR, and Connection e.V.  condemn the 12-year prison sentence and a fine of 170,000 Euros imposed on EBCO board member Olga Karach in her recent trial in Belarus.

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Webinar: OHCHR report on the right to conscientious objection to military service

Join us in this webinar with Daniel Møgster of the OHCHR who will introduce the recent report of the OHCHR on conscientious objection to military service.