Rapport de pays: Bahamas

Bahamas

30/04/1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Conscription has never existed since gaining independence in 1973.

recruitment

No information available.

2 Conscientious objection

The right to conscientious objection is not legally recognized.

The government stated in 1989: "There is no provision in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas which is specific to conscientious objection to military service". [1]

3 Desertion

No information available.

6 Annual statistics

The armed forces comprise 860 troops, which is 0.30 percent of the population. [2]

Sources

[1] UN Commission on Human Rights, 1991. Report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to Commission resolution 1989/59. United Nations, Geneva. [2] Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London.