Aleppo/Syria 2015. Source: Wikipedia Commons/

Syria: ‘Military Evaders’ threatened unlawful seizure of property and assets over conscription fees

The Syrian government has threatened to seize the property and assets of ‘military evaders’, namely Syrian refugees outside the country and internally displaced people, who fail to pay exorbitant fees to be exempt from military service.

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Webinar: Campaigning for Conscientious Objection – Public awareness

The webinar series Campaigning for Conscientious Objection to Military Service continue with a new event on 30th March (4pm BST, 5pm CEST, 6pm Cyprus and Israel). On this webinar, we will be focusing on public awareness with activists from Cyprus, Israel and Finland presenting their campaigns on conscientious objection.

Press conference by campaigners following the Supreme Court decision on 25th February.

South Korea: Conscientious objection on non-religious grounds recognised by Supreme Court and MMA first time

First time in South Korea, conscientious objection to military service on non-religious grounds is recognised by the country’s Supreme Court and Military Manpower Administration.

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Turkey: VR-DER bulletin on conscientious objection

Conscientious Objection Association Turkey (VR- DER) has released the first issue of its Conscientious Objection Bulletin including updates on conscientious objection to military service in Turkey.