Guide for COs launched


We're happy to announce the launch of 'A Conscientious Objector's Guide to the International Human Rights System'. As well as reading it as a book, you can also use the interactive guide online.

The various human rights systems are complicated and can be off-putting. Different mechanisms have their own processes, requirements, and potential outcomes. In addition, it can be difficult to choose which system might be the most effective, or most promising, to use. The purpose of this Guide is to help individuals and organisations who wish to raise issues and cases about conscientious objection to work out what the possibilities are, how to use them, and the likely advantages and disadvantages of the different procedures. We hope that, in breaking down the steps involved, these mechanisms become more approachable. We encourage you to take a look at the Guide, and start using it! You'll find it here:

It was launched as a side-event to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 28th May. Take a look at some photos and find more info about the guide here.

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