Campaigns: International Day on Conscientious Objection

Every year, 15th May marks International Conscientious Objection Day (CO day) - a day to celebrate those who have - and those who continue - to resist war, especially by refusing to be part of military structures.

If you would like to take part in CO day, contact us.

WRI Statements

01 May 2003
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Support to Israeli conscientious objectors is needed

War Resisters' International Executive, 23 February 2003

The Executive Committee of War Resisters' International, the 81-year-old international network of pacifist organisations with 90 affiliates in 45 countries, expressed its grave concern about the situation of conscientious objectors to military service in Israel during its Executive meeting in London this weekend.

Other posts

01 Feb 2005
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Deserters' Festival in Moscow

Autonomous Action, a Russian anarchist and antimilitarist network, is organising a "deserters festival" in Moscow from 20-27 February.

01 Feb 2005
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Report for the Human Rights Committee in relation to Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

February 2005

Submitted by: War Resisters' International
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01 Feb 2005
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15 May 2005: International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Focus: conscientious objection in Greece. WRI and the Greek Association of COs are organising an international seminar, nonviolence training, and action in Thessaloniki from 9-15 May 2005. Contact WRI for more information.

01 Jan 2005
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15 May 2005: International Conscientious Objectors Day

Focus: conscientious objection in Greece. WRI and the Greek Association of COs are organising an international seminar, nonviolence training, and action in Thessaloniki from 9-15 May 2005. Contact WRI for more information.

WRI Seminar 2005 in South Korea

In cooperation with several partner organisations from South Korea, War Resisters' International is preparing for its 2005 seminar and Council meeting, which will take place in or close to Seoul in June 2005.

01 Dec 2004
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1 December - Prisoners for Peace Day

This year's focus: conscientious objection in Finland

The special edition of WRI's The Broken Rifle, incorporating the annual Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll, is available online in English, German, French, and Spanish. Please contact the WRI Office if you require print copies, or feel free to download the material from our website, and make your own copies.

26 Aug 2004
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This is a summary of the Constitutional Court Decision. Here you can find the full version

Background of the Case

01 Aug 2004
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From Peace News Jun-Aug 2004

For the third time, War Resisters' International organised an international training and action for International Conscientious Objectors' Day. After the Balkans and Israel, the focus of this years' activities was Chile and Latin America - with the central activities taking place in Santiago de Chile. Andreas Speck, WRI's CO Campaigning Worker reports from Santiago.
15 Jul 2004
English

This is a summarised version of the Supreme Court Decision. Here you can see the full version

2004Do2965 Delivered on July 15, 2004*

Violation of the Military Service Act

Main Issues

[1] The meaning of a "justifiable cause" under Article 88(1) of the Military Service Act, a punishment provision for evasion of enlistment
[2] The scope of protection and the nature of the freedom of conscience under Article 19 of the Constitution

15 May 2004
English

"Social Militarisation in Latin America: experiences of resistance to the New World Order"
and International nonviolent action training

War Resisters' International
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Britain
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Ni Casco Ni Uniforme
Rob

01 May 2004
English

The focus of this year's International Conscientious Objectors' Day is a country - Chile - but also Latin America in general.