QUNO booklet cover page

Publication: International Standards on Conscientious Objection to Military Service

QUNO released the updated edition of their publication “International Standards on Conscientious Objection to Military Service”. The booklet includes information on the ways in which conscientious objection has been recognised and is protected under human rights treaties and mechanisms.

South Korean conscientious objectors protesting

South Korea: Constitutional appeal filed against punitive alternative military service law

A conscientious objector from South Korea currently performing his alternative service as prison staff has filed a constitutional appeal against the punitive alternative military service law.

Europe map of conscientious objection including information where conscientious objection is recognised

EBCO: Annual Report on Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2020 released

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) has released its Annual Report: Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2020. The report covers updates on conscientious objection to military service across the region of Council of Europe (CoE) during 2020.

Turkmenistan map

Turkmenistan: Now 15 jailed conscientious objectors

20-year-old conscientious objector Nazar Alliyev was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing compulsory military service. He is the seventh conscientious objector being jailed in 2021 so far in Turkmenistan and joins 14 other conscientious objectors currently in prison (9 of them serving second sentences).