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Conscientious objector Kenan Kahya. Photo: Vicdani Ret İzleme.

Testimony of Conscientious Objector Kenan Kahya: Conscientious Objection is a Human Right!

Interview Series Part l

(15.05.2024) On the International Day of Conscientious Objection, we’re starting to share the testimonies of the conscientious objectors from Turkey. In the first of the interview series, you’ll hear the testimonies of conscientious objector Kenan Kahya. Kenan Kahya, who declared his conscientious objection in 2017, faces many restrictions and violations, from the violation of his right to work to the restriction of his freedom of travel, because he refuses compulsory military service.

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

War In Europe: What Is Happening To Conscientious Objectors?

Press Release: Publication of EBCO Annual Report “Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2023/24”

(14.05.2024) The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) announces its forthcoming publication of its Annual Report “Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe 2023/24” on May 15th, international conscientious objection day. It will be available online on 15 May 2024 on the EBCO website (www.ebco-beoc.org).

For the second year, this report is necessarily dominated by the war in Ukraine, with a large part of the space being taken up with reports of developments in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus and the situation of refugees from these countries. EBCO continues working on the #ObjectWarCampaign, which was jointly launched by Connection e.V., War Resisters’ International (WRI), International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), and European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO).

Europäisches Büro für Kriegsdienstverweigerung (EBCO)

Krieg in Europa: Was geschieht mit Kriegsdienstverweiger*innen?

Pressemitteilung: Veröffentlichung des EBCO-Jahresberichts "Kriegsdienstverweigerung in Europa 2023/24"

(14.05.2024) Das Europäische Büro für Kriegsdienstverweigerung (EBCO) kündigt die bevorstehende Veröffentlichung seines Jahresberichts "Kriegsdienstverweigerung in Europa 2023/24" am 15. Mai, dem Internationalen Tag der Kriegsdienstverweigerung, an. Der Bericht wird am 15. Mai 2024 auf der Website von EBCO (https://www.ebco-beoc.org/) online verfügbar sein.

Im zweiten Jahr wird dieser Bericht zwangsläufig vom Krieg in der Ukraine dominiert; einen Großteil des Platzes nehmen Berichte über die Entwicklungen in der Ukraine, Russland und Belarus sowie die Situation von Flüchtenden aus diesen Ländern ein. EBCO arbeitet weiter bei der #ObjectWarCampaign mit, die gemeinsam von Connection e.V., War Resisters’ International (WRI), International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) und dem European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) ins Leben gerufen wurde.

January-March 2024: Conscientious Objection Watch Bulletin

(18.04.2024) In this issue of the Conscientious Objection Watch Bulletin, you will find a report on the information requests made to Conscientious Objection Watch in January-March 2024; the violations of rights experienced by conscientious objectors in Turkey; as well as new conscientious objection statements made during this three-month period.

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