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Country report and updates: Haiti

Articles related to conscientious objection

30 Apr 1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

There is no conscription as the armed forces were disbanded in 1994, following the fall of the military regime which had ruled Haiti since 1991. At present, the only armed forces in Haiti are paramilitary and police forces.

Conscription is, however, enshrined in art. 268 of the 1987 Constitution, according to which all men aged over 18 are liable for military service.


Recruitment into the Haitian National Police Force is voluntary.