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Information submitted by the International Fellowship of Reconcilitation and Conscience and Peace Tax International
UPR SUBMISSION SINGAPORE 24th SESSION
1. This submission was prepared in June 2015 on the basis of the latest information available.
2. This submission focusses on the situation regarding military service and conscientious objection to military service in Singapore. Among the human rights concerns it identifies are:
3. Conscientious objection to military service is not recognised in law or practice. Singapore has not ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), under which this situation would be a clear breach of Article 18. It is however also contrary to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), which Singapore has endorsed.