Slovenia

Slovenia: Petition: Let's abolish the army!

http://www.mladina.si/dnevnik/29-01-2010-ukinimo_vojsko_/

Signatories to the petition share the view that the Slovenian army is in need of a major overhaul.

The military personnel should be retrained according to the principles of peace and social policies. Consequently, some soldiers would become social workers tending the elderly whereas the rest would become part of the civil defence forces.
Furthermore, financial means should be redistributed and the majority of arms sold.

Conscientious objection: Legal practices and frameworks among EU member states

In this presentation I will give an overview of the right to conscientious objection, its legal practices and frameworks in the 27 European Union member states. Before I do so, I want to step back a bit and have a brief look at the existing international standards about the right to conscientious objection, as these standards allow us to put the practices in the EU member states into a perspective.

Slovenia

Issues

  • The right to conscientious objection is not recognised in times of war.
  • It is unclear whether Slovenia recognises the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.

Military recruitment

Conscription

According to Article 123 of the constitution, “participation in the national defence is compulsory for citizens within the limits and in the manner provided by law1.

Slovenia suspended conscription in 2003, nine

Conscientious objection in Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Related peace activists: 
Igor Seke

Yugoslavia passed a new law on the Yuguslav army in January 2002, but this law still doesn't include any regulation on conscientious objection. Conscientious objectors can only perform a service without arms within the Yugoslav army - clearly not satisfactory for conscientious objectors. Media reports lead to quite some confusion. Some media wrote about a "military civilian service", and some even presented this option as a genuine civilian service, so that many conscripts got quite confused.

Balkan Peace Team - International e.V.

Balkan Peace Team - International e.V.

Nonviolent Intervention in the Conflicts of Former Yugoslavia: Sending Teams of International Volunteers

A Final Internal Assessment of

War Resisters' International: Balkans resource page

Rebuilding Kosov@ and the FRY: resource pages

"Safe house" project report on perspectives of the Amnesty law in Yugoslavia

(This report is compiled of excerpts from talks that Bojan Toncic, a journalist of Belgrade daily "Danas" conducted with various experts and concerned persons in Belgrade.)

Yugoslav public was recently shocked with the information that father of the soldier who died in the war, killed the man who brought to his son a draft call. That is how the duty of people who were delivering draft calls during the war, with more or less responsibility, got another dimension.

"Safe house" report on the situation of conscientious objectors, draft evaders and deserters from the most recent conflict in Yugoslavia

This is a preliminary report compiled on the facts gathered at the "Safe house" project. Further reports and comments will be distributed upon collection of more data. Therefore, we would appreciate any contribution in this direction.

Against the logic of war

Letter to the International Helsinki Federation of Human Rights

Dear Friends and Esteemed Colleagues,

This letter is an answer to a "request" made by our associates and friends of long standing, with whom we cooperated for a number of years on the long-term and far-reaching programme of building a civic society in the FR of Yugoslavia.

Declaration of NGOs and political organizations of Yugoslavia

The Congress of the Center for the Dissemination of Information and Democracy (CeRID) and "Serbia Together" in joint session held on May 19 1999 in Nis, presents the following DECLARATION

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