Welcome to the May issue of CO-Update - focusing on International Conscientious Objectors' Day See below and main story).

Other developments are the Armed Forces Bill in Britain, and the situation in Colombia - the recent developments in the case of conscientious objector Gustavo Monroy are only one example.

Please watch out for War Resisters' International at the European Social Forum in Athens, and send us your reports of International Conscientious Objectors' Day.

Andreas Speck