Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee: Estonia

Human Rights Committee
Ninety-ninth session
Geneva, 12-30 July 2010

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant
Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee
Estonia

CCPR/C/EST/CO/3

Distr.: General
28 July 2010

Original: English

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14. The Committee is concerned that few applications for alternative to military service have been approved during the last few years (11 of 64 in 2007, 14 of 68 in 2008, 32 of 53 in 2009). It is also concerned about the lack of clear grounds for accepting or rejecting an application for alternative to military service (art. 18, 26).

The State party should clarify the grounds under which applications to alternative to military service are accepted or rejected and take relevant measures to ensure that the right of conscientious objection is upheld.

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Source: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/docs/CCPR.C.EST.CO.3_en.doc