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Campagnes : Journée Internationale de l'Objection de Conscience

Déclarations de l'IRG

30 avr. 2003

Les objecteurs de conscience israéliens ont besoin de soutien

23 février 2003, Internationale des résistants à la guerre - BE Le bureau exécutif de l'Internationale des résis tants à la guerre (IRG), réseau pacifiste âgé de quatre-vingt-un an, regroupant 90 associations dans 45 pays, exprime ses graves préoccupations concernant la situation des objecteurs de conscience au service militaire en Israël, à l'occasion de sa réunion ce week-end, à Londres.


18 mai 2015

Contactez (anglais) Hannah Brock + 44-20-7278 4040 et hannah chez

Aujourd’hui marque la Journée internationale de l’objection de conscience. Dans le monde, 92% de tous les objecteurs de conscience emprisonnés pour avoir refusé le service militaire obligatoire le sont en Corée du Sud. Une campagne internationale appelle à leur libération et la reconnaissance du droit à l’objection de conscience partout dans le monde.

15 mai 2015

Photo: Amnesty InternationalPhoto: Amnesty International

15th May is International Conscientious Objection Day - a joint day of action used by peace activists around the world to support those who refuse to be part of the militarist system, as well as to remember and learn from conscientious objectors of past generations.

Those who resist war and preparations for war expose the military for what it is. As Yeook Yang, from World Without War, a WRI affiliate in South Korea, tells us: "In a highly militarised society where any discussion of the military is taboo, conscientious objectors are making it clear that the military exists only to kill."

For us, conscientious objection is part of a wider nonviolent struggle to transform oppressive and violent systems, and show an alternative way.

Take action

Here are some ways you can support conscientious objectors around the world today:

  • attend a CO day event. See our list here in English, Español, Deutsch for info on events in South Korea, Turkey, the USA, Colombia, Britain, Greece, Germany, France and Paraguay.
  • talk about CO day on social media. Use #COday in English or #díaOC in Spanish
  • sign and share our petition for COs in Korea. Find it here in English, and here in German. You can print a version to share with your contacts in person here
  • COs in Colombia are calling for your input into their campaign! They would like short videos of people answering the question: Which service would you provide to your community if you did not have to do military service? More info:
  • share our press release, which focuses on conscientious objection in South Korea:
  • sign up to receive CO Alerts, which put pressure on authorities imprisoning and punishing conscientious objectors
24 avr. 2015

Event in GermanyEvent in GermanyOn 15th May, campaigners around the world will be remembering those who have refused to go to war, and raising awareness of the many who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill and be part of military structures.

Please let us know (write to Hannah at what events you are planning, and we can publicise them on our website. You can spread the word about the day in advance by using #COday on social media.


23 janv. 2015

Every year, 15th May is International Conscientious Objection day.

Around the world campaigners will be remembering the generations who refused to go to war, and raising awareness of the many who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill and be part of military structures.

Please join an event (they will be listed here nearer the time), hold your own, and spread the word about the day!

09 oct. 2014

« Le peuple angolais veut une paix durable, une justice sociale, une bonne gouvernance et le droit à la citoyenneté, ainsi qu'un respect mutuel pour la diversité des peuples et des cultures, ce qui forme le projet de la Nation angolaise. Cela représentent les principes fondamentaux pour l'établissement d'un terrain d'entente parmi le peuple angolais. En substance, ces principes sont la fondation d'une révision en profondeur du concept de la Nation et la valorisation des citoyens angolais.

15 mai 2014

March on 15 May 2006March on 15 May 200615th May was International Conscientious Objection Day, marked around the world as a day to celebrate those who have and those who continue to resist war, especially by refusing to be part of military structures.

Hundreds of people worldwide are imprisoned for rejecting conscription, or leaving the armed forces having developed a conscientious objection to war. In the Republic of Korea alone, there are more than 400 people incarcarated.

15 mai 2013

15 May15 MayToday, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day! Around the world activists are using this joint day of action as an opportunity to raise awareness of conscientious objection, to highlight particular movements for conscientious objection now, and strengthen the international network that is active around 15th May.

15 mai 2013

Right to conscientious objection still not guaranteed in Europe

Amnesty International, marking the International Conscientious Objectors Day, renews its call on all states to recognise the right to conscientious objection to military service. Nearly two years ago the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that states must respect the right to conscientious objection as part of their obligation to respect the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, bringing European law in line with international human rights standards.

15 mai 2013

Today is International Conscientious Objectors day: Around the world, campaigners are raising awareness of the people who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill, as well as remembering the generations who refused to go to war.