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'No to Equality in Militarism!'

The Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors have co-signed a statement with feminist collective TO MOV, rejecting the proposal from the Ministry of Defence to effectively extend conscription to some women.

Non à l’égalité dans le militarisme

La déclaration suivante a circulé le 25 décembre2015 chez le collectif féministe TO MOV et est signée maintenant par plus de collectifs et d’organisations :

 Au moment où la revendication démocratique est l’abolition du service militaire obligatoire, le Ministre de la Défense, semble, au contraire, souhaiter l’extension de ce service aux femmes.

GREECE: CO Yiannis Glarnetatzis tried and found innocent

In September 2013, Yiannis Glarnetatzis was tried at court without being summoned to attend the trial. The sentence - insubordination charges with one year imprisonment suspended for two years, and revoking his CO status - were sent to an outdated address, and he only learned of the judgement a few months later, when he received requests to pay for the costs of the trial, sent to his current address.

International Solidarity

Return to Conscientious Objection: A Practical Companion for Movements

Alexia Tsouni is a Greek human rights activist and a feminist. She is a board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO). She is also a member of the group on the right to conscientious objection of Amnesty International's Greek section. She writes about how conscientious objection movements can reach out for international solidarity, and the crucial role this can play.

Greece: Repeal the conviction of conscientious objector Anastasios Batas

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Press release from the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

Brussels, 2 November 2015

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) condemns once again the unacceptable practice of the Greek authorities to target and prosecute conscientious objectors. EBCO demands the repeal of the conviction of conscientious objector Anastasios Batas, member of the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors, who is on trial tomorrow before the Appeal Military Court of Athens.

Anastasios Batas

Pays:
  • Grèce
Activist type:
  • objecteur/trice de conscience
Statut:
  • Declared objector


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Greece: Repeal the conviction of the President of the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors Yiannis Glarnetatzis

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From the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

Brussels, 20 October 2015

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) condemns once again the unacceptable practice of the Greek authorities to target and prosecute conscientious objectors. EBCO demands the repeal of the conviction of the President of the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors Yiannis Glarnetatzis, who is on trial tomorrow before the Appeal Military Court of Thessaloniki.

GREECE: Joint Submission by EBCO and the AGCO to the UN Universal Periodic Review

Joint Submission by the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and the Association of Greek Conscientious Objection (AGCO)

to the UN Universal Periodic Review

25th session of the UPR Working Group, April/May 2016

 

In this joint submission, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection and the Association of Greek Conscientious Objection provide information under sections B and C as stipulated in the Universal Periodic Review: information and guidelines for relevant stakeholders’ written submissions (Rev 17/03/2015)

Brussels, 21 September 2015

Submitting stakeholders: Mr. Friedhelm Schneider (President of EBCO), Mr. Yiannis Gklarnetatzis (President of AGCO).

Keywords: Conscientious objection, freedom of conscience, human rights, civilian service, military service, conscription, Ministry of Defence, committee, violations, discrimination, prosecution.

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) was founded in 1979 in Brussels, Belgium, as an umbrella organisation for national associations of conscientious objectors, with the aim of promoting collective campaigns for the release of the imprisoned conscientious objectors and lobbying the European governments and European/UN institutions for the full recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and the end of the discrimination against conscientious objectors. EBCO is involved in drawing up the annual report of the Committee on Civil Liberties of the European Parliament on the application by the Member States of its resolutions on conscientious objection and civilian service, as determined in the “Bandrés Molet & Bindi Resolution” of 1994; provides expertise and legal opinions on behalf of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe; enjoys participatory status with the Council of Europe since 1998 and is a member of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe since 2005; is a full member of the European Youth Forum since 1995.

The Association of Greek Conscientious Objection (AGCO) is the member organisation of EBCO in Greece.

OXI (NEIN)

Paolo Novak

greece_oxi_global_justice_now_CCgreece_oxi_global_justice_now_CCJ’écris en juillet 2015, après le résultat du referendum en Grèce sur le programme de sauvetage de la Troïka (Union européenne, FMI et BCE) qui fait la UNE des journaux et gazettes. Le « NON » (OXI) retentissant à l’austérité de cette consultation peut sembler quelque peu détaché des objectifs de cette question pour être réelle [argot TBR, to be real] – et maintenant ça ne l’est pas, pour de nombreuses raisons.

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