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Inland Revenue collects war tax from War Resisters' International

On Wednesday, 4 August 2004, the Inland Revenue will come to the WRI Office to collect outstanding war taxes of War Resisters' International for the financial year 2003. The Inland Revenue informed War Resisters' International that one of their tax collectors will call at the WRI office after 1pm, to take the taxes, which WRI refused to pay on behalf of its employees, which now total £454.55.

Court orders War Resisters' International to pay war tax

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In front of the City of London Magistrates' Court, 9 February 2004.In front of the City of London Magistrates' Court, 9 February 2004.

The City of London Magistrates Court ordered for War Resisters' International to pay war tax yesterday.

Exchange of letters with Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue Accounts Office
Victoria Street
Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD98 8AA

London, 26 July 2002

Withholding of taxes used to fund war
Your reference: 846 PM 185689 -- 19 July 2002


Dear xxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for your letter dated 19 July. We appreciate that you actually refer to our arguments, and are happy to start a discussion about the issue.

The interpretation of human rights is constantly changing, and nowadays there are no doubts any more that conscientious objection to military service is a human right, derived from Art.

J. P. v. Canada

Comunicación No. 446/1991 : Canada.

CCPR/C/43/D/446/1991. (Jurisprudence)

Comité de Derechos Humanos 43° período de sesiones

Decision del Comite de Derechos Humanos con arreglo al Protocolo Facultativo del Pacto Internacional De Derechos Civiles y Politicos - 43°

Periodo de Sesiones relativa a la Comunicación No 446/1991

Presentada por: Dra. J. P. (se suprime el nombre)
Fecha de la comunicación: 21 de febrero de 1991
(presentación inicial)

Presunta víctima: La autora
Estado Parte interesado: Canadá

H. ; B. v. THE UNITED KINGDOM

The European Commission of Human Rights sitting in private on 18 July 1986, the following members being present:

MM. J.A. FROWEIN, Acting President
C.A. NØRGAARD
F. ERMACORA
G. TENEKIDES
S. TRECHSEL
B. KIERNAN
A. WEITZEL
J.C. SOYER
H.G. SCHERMERS
H. DANELIUS
G. BATLINER
H. VANDENBERGHE
Sir Basil HALL

C. v. the United Kingdom (Application No. 10358/83)

(...)

The applicant complains that the absence of any procedure whereby he may effectively invoke the right to manifest his pacifist beliefs by directing a proportion of the tax due from him for peaceful purposes represents a breach of Articles 9 and 13 of the Convention. (...)

X (Ross) v United Kingdom (Application No. 10295/82)

X. (Ross) v. United Kingdom

Application No. 10295/82

Facts:

The applicant, a pacifist, did not wish any portion of her income tax to be used for military purposes. She alleged that the fact that this was not allowed in the United Kingdom violated Art. 9.

The Law:

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