Slovakia

Is war necessary to obtain justice?

The German Marshall Fund of the United States annually does a survey on important "transatlantic trends", which can make an interesting read. One of the questions asked is: "Please tell me to what extent do you agree with the following: Under some conditions, was is necessary to obtain justice." (Q29.2). The answers are quite revealing (see graphic below).

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.

Slovakia

Issues

  • Slovakia does not recognise the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.
  • In case of the reintroduction of conscription, there will be a right to conscientious objection. Details of the provisions are however not known.

Military recruitment

Conscription

Slovakia abolished conscription in 2005.

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