Annual report on conscientious objection to military service in Europe 2019 released

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European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) has released its Annual Report on Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2019. The report highlights multiple discriminations conscientious objectors faced across Europe throughout 2019.

In its press release, EBCO said “In the political context of a growing importance attached to European defence cooperation, armament projects and joint military operations, the right to conscientious objection to military service risks to be marginalized instead of being consistently perceived as a human right to be monitored and guaranteed.”

Read the full press release here.

The report covers updates from various countries within the Council of Europe as well as developments in the context of international organisations, including United Nations, European Union, and Council of Europe.

You can read or download the full report here.

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