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.
(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.
Turkey/Council of Europe: Statement to the case of Osman Murat Ülke
(19.03.2009) The Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe strongly urgesthe 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.