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Vadim Damier

Vadim Damier, Russian Federation: There was no legal means to escape the war

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) It was in the Soviet Union in 1981. We had a general conscription system as we still have it in Russia today. But at that time we didn’t have an “alternative service”. Every young man had to pay the state by sacrificing his blood and his freedom for two or three years. Furthermore the war in Afghanistan had been going on since 1979, and the enlisted soldiers were sent straight to this war.

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EBCO criticises failure of European institutions to implement the right to co

Regression and political lack of interest

(14.02.2020) In its Annual Report on Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2019, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) red-flags the multiple discriminations that conscientious objectors to military service continue to undergo in Europe. In the political context of a growing importance attached to European defence cooperation, armament projects and joint military operations, the right to conscientious objection to military service risks to be marginalized instead of being consistently perceived as a human right to be monitored and guaranteed.

Kriegsdienstverweigerung International

Kontaktadressen und Links

Eine Liste der Kontakte nach Ägypten, Armenien, Belgien, Chile, Demokratische Republik Kongo, Eritrea, Finnland, Frankfreich, Griechenland, Großbritannien, International, Island, Israel, Kanada, Kolumbien, Lateinamerika, Mazedonien, Niederlande, Österreich, Russland, Schweiz, Serbien, Spanien, Südafrika, Südkorea, Tschad, Türkei, USA, Weißrussland und Zypern. Zuletzt aktualisiert am 7.7.2020.

Rundbrief »KDV im Krieg« - Februar 2018

Crimea: Forced Enlistment

(25.09.2017) Since the occupation began, residents of Crimea have been subjected to
conscription in the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Until 31 December 2016,
military service could only take place on the territory of the Crimean peninsula. Since
2017, conscripts can also be sent to serve on the territory of the Russian Federation.