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The Movement of Conscientious Objectors

Digest May 2024

Newsletter

Uploaded 09.07.2024

(09.07.2024) Friends, hello everyone! This is Artem Klyga from the Movement of Conscientious Objectors. In May, we faced mass raids on conscripts in Moscow. There were so many that we had to launch a public assistance campaign with our colleagues. Meanwhile, in Kazakhstan, the first abduction of a Russian deserter by the military police has taken place. Kazakhstan is not a safe country, and we have written and spoken about this many times. In Krasnodar, conscripts are being forcibly sent to military service after undergoing medical examinations, and in various regions of Russia, the traffic police are unlawfully taking on the functions of military offices. Enjoy reading!

Photo: Zaira Zafarana

Oral statement given at Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

UN Human Rights Council, 56th Session

Uploaded 04.07.2024

(03.07.2024) This morning at the UN in Geneva it took place at the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. On this occasion, Connection e.V. together with War Resisters’ International prepared and delivered a statement in the plenary addressing the right to conscientious objection to military service and calling on the Council and Belarus to protect human rights.

OHCHR reporting on the right to conscientious objection to military service

Webinar with Daniel Møgster of the UN OHCHR

Uploaded 02.07.2024

July 10th 2024, 3:30 - 5pm CEST

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdeGhqz8oE9GuGGGj22u_eAp-p_mEzfVx

The latest report on Conscientious objection to military service by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/56/30) is being presented to the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council in June-July. The report provides recommendations on human rights compliant legal and policy frameworks on this issue. Daniel Møgster of the OHCHR will introduce the report.

The webinar will be held in English and Spanish.

Organised by: Quaker UN Office, Connection e.V. und War Resisters’ International

Photo: Zaira Zafarana

Oral statement given at Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

UN Human Rights Council, 56th Session

Uploaded 27.06.2024

(26.06.2024) This morning, June 26th, on the occasion of the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council, it took place in Geneva the conclusion of the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. Connection e.V. took the floor, in collaboration with WRI, to raise the issue of denial of asylum to conscientious objectors and to call on the members of the Human Rights Council to protect conscientious objectors whose human rights are violated in their country of origin.