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Petition calling for end of conscription in Finland

A 'citizen's initiative' campaign in Finland is calling for the end of conscription. The “Ohi on” (“It’s Over”) signature drive is backed by WRI affiliate the Committee of 100 and the Union of Conscientious Objectors (AKL). Any civic initiative that gathers a minimum of 50,000 signatures must be considered by Parliament.

Sources: Ohi on; yle, Finland among last bastions of compulsory military service; 13 September 2013.