Two years after the start of the war: PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. criticise asylum rejections of Russian refusers
(21.02.2024) Two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) continues to reject Russian refusers and obliges them to return to Russia. Connection e.V. and PRO ASYL are alarmed by the BAMF’s reasoning, which ignores the risk for Russian refusers of being recruited in a war that violates international law.
Ukraine: Tougher recruitment, but no right to conscientious objection
Connection e.V. and DFG-VK concerned about draft law
(08.02.2024) Yesterday, the Ukrainian parliament passed a draft amendment to the law on military service in its first reading that will change recruitment practices in the country. Connection e.V. and the German Peace Society – United War Resisters (DFG-VK) opposes this tightening and call on the Ukrainian government and the European Union to ensure the protection of conscientious objectors.
Antimilitarist Campaigning Lab: Call for applications
War Resisters’ International is happy to announce the first cycle of the Antimilitarist Campaigning Lab: An online workshop series (taking place between 29th February and 23rd May) exploring antimilitarist campaigning and its intersection with relevant issues such as the militarisation of borders, the climate crisis and the arms trade.