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.

VR-DER conscientious objection bulletin cover page

Turkey: VR-DER bulletin on conscientious objection

Conscientious Objection Association Turkey (VR- DER) has released the first issue of its Conscientious Objection Bulletin including updates on conscientious objection to military service in Turkey.

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.

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.