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22 sept. 2009


  • Lithuania does not recognise the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.
  • Should conscription again be enforced, a genuinely civilian substitute service for conscientious objectors will not be available.

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Conscription is enshrined in Article 139 of the 1992 Constitution, which says: “Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania must perform military or alternative national defence service according to the procedure established by law

15 janv. 2009

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.

19 nov. 1997

19 novembre 1997


12. Le Comité est préoccupé par les informations faisant état de cas de harcèlement et de recours à une force excessive de la part d'agents des forces armées contre des conscrits ainsi que de brutalités policières contre des détenus.

C'est pourquoi,

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