HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
13 – 31 July 2009
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 40 OF THE COVENANT
Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee
3 August 2009
14. The Committee remains concerned that no legal provision regulates the status of conscientious objectors to military service (art. 18).
The Committee recommends that a law exempting conscientious objectors from compulsory military service and providing for alternative civil service of equivalent length be adopted at an early date in compliance with article 18 of the Covenant and the Committee's General Comment No. 22.