CO and Asylum 

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An Overview

In this section you will find all articles with the following keywords: »Asylum«, »CO and Asylum«, and »International Resolutions«.

Broad alliance calls for protection/asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

(29.03.2022) In a joint appeal to the German parliament, a broad civil society alliance calls on the Bundestag and the German government to grant protection and asylum to Russian and Belarusian as well as Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters. Germany and all other EU countries must take in these people fleeing the war effort without red tape and allow them a permanent right to stay - and also ensure that the human right to conscientious objection is recognised.

Protection and asylum in the event of conscientious objection and desertion in the time of the Ukraine war

(24.03.2022) In Russia and Belarus, people are evading involvement in the war against Ukraine, which is in violation of international law. There are also conscientious objectors in Ukraine. Despite international decisions on conscientious objection, and despite regulations in EU law concerning objection to wars in violation of international law, German asylum decisions go in a different direction.

Submission to OHCHR

Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Asylum

(22.03.2022) We are very grateful for being given the opportunity to hand over a submission re: resolution 20/2 of the Human Rights Council on “conscientious objection to military service”. As a non-governmental organization assisting conscientious objectors internationally we have focused our submission on the questions of conscientious objection to military service and asylum, especially in view of the current war in Ukraine.

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Asylum for those who refuse the war in Ukraine

(02.03.2022) The Union of Conscientious Objection Finland condemns Russia’s war in Ukraine in violation of international law. The Union is concerned that, according to several sources, Russia has used not only contract soldiers but also ordinary conscripts to attack.