Welcome to the third issue of CO Update, the e-newsletter of WRI's Right to Refuse to Kill programme. This issue of CO Update starts with an essay by WRI Council member and New Profile activist Sergeiy Sandler on the situation of women COs in Israel. We want to encourage other WRI activists to reflect on the situation regarding conscientious objection in their country, and the CO Update e-newsletter can be a tool to spread such analysis. This will help CO groups and supporters in other countries to develop their own struggle, and it can also be an important information in asylum related cases.
As War Resisters' International is a network, the quality of the CO Update newsletter very much depends on the contributions from the network. This issue of CO-Update happens to have a focus on legal development, and legal action. There is news on South Korean conscientious objectors taking their case to the UN Human Rights Committee, on the case of Osman Murat Ülke at the European Court of Human Rights, and of a High Court judgement concerning the appeal of a Muslim CO in Britain.