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Campagnes : Journée Internationale de l'Objection de Conscience

Déclarations de l'IRG

01 mai 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.


09 avr. 2009

by Dongjoo Ko

Dongjoo Ko.  Photo : world without warDongjoo Ko. Photo : world without warOn 11 October 2005, I called the Military Manpower Administration and told them that I would not be enlisting. Instead a few days later, on 19 October, I announced my conscientious objection to the military through a press conference . My grounds for refusing the military were based on my conscience, Catholic faith and a firm belief that the military do not bring peace.

09 avr. 2009

by Yongsuk Lee

09 avr. 2009

by Changgeun Yeom

09 avr. 2009

Yongsuk Lee

It is only recently that the term "nonviolent direct action" appeared in Korean society. Still, there are many misunderstandings about nonviolence and many people find direct action as a way of protest bizarre. Conservative media suggest that while nonviolent direct action had its place during the dictatorship, it is not legitimate in a democracy. However, after last year's candlelight rallies against the government decision to import US beef, the call for nonviolence is now better known in Korean society.

09 avr. 2009


Andreas Speck

The extremely difficult situation of conscientious objectors in South Korea has so far not been known to a broader public. Until only a few years ago, it has not even been known to those working on conscientious objection internationally, including War Resisters' International.

09 avr. 2009

by Hyunji Oh
Conscientious objection in South Korea has a long history. The total amount of time during which Korean COs, mostly Jehovah's witnesses, have spent in prison for the past 50 years far exceeds ten thousand hours. Some people died while suffering from violence and torture during the military regime, and some people had to spend more than 7 years in prison. It was, however, only in early 2001 that conscientious objection became known to the Korean public. After that, it caused controversies in Korean society and became a big issue. At first, COs had to counter numerous criticisms and rebukes, feeling even bigger psychological frustrations than before. [1]

17 déc. 2008

Presently, more than 420 conscientious objectors are in South Korean for their
conscientious objection to military service. About 100 conscientious objectors are facing trials without being detained. It has to be expected that most will receive a prison sentence of 18 months.

01 juin 2008

Opposition au recrutement et objection de conscience pour les militaires professionnels comme thèmes principaux

Juste avant le 15 mai, Journée internationale de l'objection de conscience, l'Internationale des résistantEs à la guerre a édité une publication sur le principal thème de cet année : le droit à l'objection de conscience pour les militaires professionnels, et le travail fait pour s'opposer au recrutement militaire.

L'Internationale des résistantEs &a

15 mai 2008

El derecho a la objeción de conciencia y estándares internacionales

Andreas Speck, Internacional de resistentes a la guerra, Londres