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Resolution on conscientious objection and alternative civilian service (Schmidbauer Resolution)

The European parliament,

- having regard to Petitions Nos. 81/85, 95/86, 260/87, 349/68, 495/88,. 510/88 and 519/88,

- having regard to the Macciocchi report (Doc. 1-546/82) on conscientious objection and to the fact that close on six years after adoption of the resolution of 7 February on conscientious objection (OJ No. C 68, 14.3.1983, p. 14) no initiative has been taken on these lines either by the governments of the Member States or by the Commission,

Resolution on conscientious objection (Macciocchi Resolution)

The European Parliament,

- having regard to Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of thought conscience and religion,

- having regard to Resolution 337 (1967) and Recommendation 816 (1977) of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe on the right of conscientious objection,

- having regard to the laws of the Member States of the European Community concerning the right of conscientious objection,

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