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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«.

Azerbaijan: Detention of Youth Activist Highlights Failure to Provide Alternative to Military Service

(30.03.2011) Sarah Paulsworth, University of Pittsburgh School of Law ’12, writes about the absence of alternative military service in Azerbaijan and of protections afforded to conscientious objectors (COs) under international law.

Fundamental Right to Conscientious Objection

(01.12.2009) The Charter of the European Union "recognised te right to conscientious objection, in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of this right".

Colombia: Constitutional Court recognises conscientious objection

(05.11.2009) On 14 October 2009, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled on a "demand of unconstitutionality" submitted by several Colombian organisations in March 2009. Suprisingly, the Court ruled that the right to conscientious objection to military service is protected under the Colombian constitution. The Court gave it as a task to the Colombian Congress to now pass a law on conscientious objection to military service.

Osman Murat Ülke

Turkey/Council of Europe: Statement to the case of Osman Murat Ülke

(19.03.2009) The Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe strongly urges the Turkish authorities to take without further delay all necessary measures to put an end to the violation of the rights of Osman Murat Ülke under the Convention and to make the legislative changes necessary to prevent similar violations of the Convention.