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UN Human Rights Committee finds multiple violations in a landmark case of Greek conscientious objector to military service

On December 6th, the UN Human Rights Committee announced their decision on the case of conscientious objector Lazaros Petromelidis from Greece. The Committee found violations of articles 9(1), 12(2), 14(7), and 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and asked Greece to take necessary measures addressing these violations. The decision of the UN Human Rights Committee advances relevant jurisprudence and could be significant for conscientious objectors in other countries too.
Read the full statement of Connection e.V., European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, and War Resisters' International.

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In Prison Now: Prisoners for Peace List, January 2022

This is a list of those who are currently in prison for their conscientious objection to military service and their work for peace.

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Another conscientious objector in Northern Cyprus faces a prison sentence

Another young man in the self-proclaimed state of Northern Cyprus faces a prison sentence due to his refusal to perform compulsory military service.

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Belgian court hears arguments to end arms export to Turkey

Activists demand better control on the end-use of Flemish arms exports.