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Broad alliance calls for protection/asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

(29.03.2022) In a joint appeal to the German parliament, a broad civil society alliance calls on the Bundestag and the German government to grant protection and asylum to Russian and Belarusian as well as Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters. Germany and all other EU countries must take in these people fleeing the war effort without red tape and allow them a permanent right to stay - and also ensure that the human right to conscientious objection is recognised.

Appeal for donations - Peace Coffee

Deserters and conscientious objectors from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus need your support

(26.03.2022) A few days ago the Quixote Coffee Collective launched a Coffee of Solidarity for the work for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. We think this is a great idea and thank them very much. We also take this as an opportunity to call for donations ourselves: Please support deserters and conscientious objectors from Ukraine, Russia and from Belarus.

Conscientious objectors and deserters need our support

No to war in Ukraine!

(01.03.2022) Once again, there is war in Europe. We are appalled. In a war of aggression, Russian troops have invaded Ukraine on the orders of the Russian government under Vladimir Putin. Already  many are dead or have been wounded. There is a threat of further escalation.

We demand from the Russian government to immediately cease all hostilities and withdraw all troops from Ukraine. An escalation leading to the confrontation between Russia and NATO must be avoided at all costs. We welcome starting negotiations before the suffering becomes even greater.

Landmark case of Greek conscientious objector to military service

UN Human Rights Committee finds multiple violations

(18.01.2022) On December 6th, the UN Human Rights Committee announced their decision on the case of conscientious objector Lazaros Petromelidis from Greece. The Committee found violations of the articles 9(1), 12(2), 14(7), and 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and asked Greece to take necessary measures addressing these violations.