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The interactive map of the international campaign #RefuseWar

News on the #ObjectWarCampaign to support deserters and conscientious objectors

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine

(30.04.2024) News on the week of action around the International Day of Conscientious Objection on May 15, and the international #RefuseWar campaign. Description and links to new action materials for the International Day of Conscientious Objection.

International Action #RefuseWar – Join in!

(25.04.2024) On the occasion of the International Day for Conscientious Objection, on May 15th, 2024, we are launching the international action #RefuseWar to support worldwide the refusal of war and the right to conscientious objection. Be one of us!

We collect personal statements from individuals and groups, which we publish on the interactive map #RefuseWar. Let’s demonstrate how many of us oppose war and war preparations!

Conscientious Objectors In Turkey Need Your Support to Continue Their Struggle

Newsletter March 2024

(11.03.2024) We are writing you once again inform you about our Conscientious Objection Watch donation campaign and ask for your support. As the Conscientious Objection Watch, we received many applications from conscientious objectors in 2023. In these applications, most of the objectors asked for information about the human rights violations and restrictions they experienced and requested support from our organization.

Conscientious Objector

South Korea: After historic breakthrough, conscientious objectors face new challenges

(26.02.2019) South Korea’s Ministry of Defense proposed a system for alternative service to the military on Dec. 28, following a historic decision by the Constitutional Court in June, which ruled that the existing law does not guarantee freedom of conscience.

The court’s decision —which was a major victory for the movement to recognize conscientious objection in South Korea — has sparked a fierce debate over the issue. There have been tangible achievements, such as the Supreme Court finding a conscientious objector to be innocent for the first time ever on Nov. 1. However, the struggle over how the alternative service system will work is just beginning:

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