European Court of Human Rights

Factsheet on conscientious objection from the European Court of Human Rights

Published September 2015 - download here.

A factsheet has been published covering case law within the European Court of Human Rights and Selection of cases pending before the Court, relating to conscientious objection to military service.

Factsheet on conscientious objection from the European Court of Human Rights

Published September 2015 - download here.

A factsheet hsa been published covering case law within the European Court of Human Rights and Selection of cases pending before the Court, relating to conscientious objection to military service.

New Book: Conscientious Objection to Military Service in International Human Rights Law

Since the 1950s, the right to conscientious objection to military service in international human rights law has excited the interest of both non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in a variety of contexts. This book examines the subject, beginning with an exploration of the concept of conscience and its evolution with a view toward understanding the meaning and potential scope of the right to conscientious objection from a legal perspective. It also describes the different categories into which conscientious objectors can be divided, explain the differences between these categories, and investigate how these differences are interpreted at national and international levels. It then investigates the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion in international human rights law. In this regard, this book deeply analyzes human rights law at both the international and regional level, examining UN, European, and Inter-American mechanisms.

Derek Brett on conscientious objection and human rights law

IFOR representiative Derek Brett gives an introduction to the status of conscientious objection in human rights law.

With thanks to Paul at Fourman Films for this: http://www.youtube.com/user/fourmanfilms

Turkey: European Court of Human Rights again says Turkey violated human rights of conscientious objector

On 17 July, the European Court of Human Rights published its judgment in the case of Tarhan vs Turkey, again finding on a violation of article 9 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights, and in addition of article 3 (prohibition of torture or inhuman treatment) of the Convention.

AFFAIRE TARHAN c. TURQUIE

Related peace activists: 

DEUXIÈME SECTION

AFFAIRE TARHAN c. TURQUIE

(Requête no 9078/06)

ARRÊT
STRASBOURG
17 juillet 2012

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l’article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

En l’affaire Tarhan c. Turquie,

La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (deuxième section), siégeant en une chambre composée de :

Françoise Tulkens, présidente,
Danutė Jočienė,
Dragoljub Popović,
Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre,
András Sajó,
Işıl Karakaş,

Turkey: UN Human Rights Committee and European Court of Human Rights again judge in favour of conscientious objection

The series of jurisprudence by international bodies in relation to conscientious objection in Turkey continued in the last months. Following the recent judgements of the European Court of Human Rights in cases of conscientious objectors from Turkey - Demirtaş v. Turkey from 17 January 2012 and Erçep v. Turkey from 22 November 2011, the Human Rights Committee published its views on the case of Turkish conscientious objectors Cenk Atasoy and Arda Sarkut in June.

AFFAIRE SAVDA c. TURQUIE

Related peace activists: 

(Requête no 42730/05)

ARRÊT
STRASBOURG
12 juin 2012

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l’article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

En l’affaire Savda c. Turquie,
La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (deuxième section), siégeant en une chambre composée de :
Françoise Tulkens, présidente,
Danutė Jočienė,
Dragoljub Popović,
Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre,
András Sajó,
Işıl Karakaş,
Guido Raimondi, juges,
et de Stanley Naismith, greffier de section,
Après en avoir délibéré en chambre du conseil le 22 mai 2012,

European Court of Human Rights consolidates its jurisprudence on conscientious objection

Following the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Bayatyan v Armenia from July 2011, in which the European Court of Human Rights for the first time recognised the right to conscientious objection as a right recognised under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (see CO-Update No 67, August 2011), several chambers of the European Court have no consolidated this new jurisprudence of the Court.

AFFAIRE FETİ DEMİRTAŞ c. TURQUIE

DEUXIÈME SECTION

AFFAIRE FETİ DEMİRTAŞ c. TURQUIE

(Requête no 5260/07)

ARRÊT

STRASBOURG

17 janvier 2012

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l’article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

En l’affaire Feti Demirtaş c. Turquie,

La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (deuxième section), siégeant en une chambre composée de :

Françoise Tulkens, présidente,
Danutė Jočienė,
Dragoljub Popović,
Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre,
András Sajó,
Işıl Karakaş,
Guido Raimondi, juges,

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