Conscientious Objection 

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Participants of the Conference. Photo: Seungho Park

Abolish conscription. Military training makes everyday violence more accessible.

A report on the International Conference on Conscientious Objection in Seoul, 18th-20th November 2023.

(06.02.2024) Around the activities of its 20th anniversary, the organization World Without War held a three-day international conference in Seoul. Activists and conscientious objectors from various countries, including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Israel, Russia, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK, gathered in the South Korean capital to discuss the status and challenges of conscientious objection in Asia.

#ObjectWarCampaign – New material – Nuevo material – Nuovo materiale

(06.02.2024) Dear campaigners,

In a few weeks it will be the anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine. Many actions are being prepared for that day, calling to end the war. We have prepared thematic material that you can also use at the actions to raise awareness about the  #ObjectWarCampaign and show solidarity to those who are objecting war.

Turkish-Cypriots should urgently have the human right to conscientious objection to military service recognised by law

(25.01.2024) The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), War Resisters’ International (WRI), the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), and Connection e.V. (Germany) denounce the continuing prosecutions and imprisonments of conscientious objectors in the northern, Turkish-occupied, part of Cyprus (the self-styled “Turkish Republic of North Cyprus”). They are clearly blatant human rights violations. The right to conscientious objection to military service should be urgently recognised in line with the European and international law and human rights standards.

Danil und Vladimir

Now on the YouTube channel @RefusetoKill: Conversations with the Russian conscientious objectors Danil and Vladimir

"Those who are against the war waged by Putin’s regime should speak out together in public"

(24.01.2024) In October 2023, Connection e.V. interviewed the two conscientious objectors Danil and Vladimir from Russia. The interviews were conducted in Russian and can now be streamed on the YouTube channel (at)RefusetoKill. Both English and German subtitles are available.

Video of the interview with Danil: https://youtu.be/esNiz1bbMCc

Video of the interview with Vladimir: https://youtu.be/2sILReKS4ZI