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Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Serbia

A/HRC/10/78

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"33. (...) According to the Constitution, conscientious objectors could serve their military duty without the obligation to carry weapons. There were 1,730 institutions and organizations for civil service. The civil service lasted nine months and 49 per cent of conscripts had opted for it."

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"51. (...) Slovenia recommended that Serbia restore civilian control to decision-making in relation to applications for conscientious objection to military service, to extend the time limit for applications to be made, remove the exclusion of all those who have ever held a firearms licence from being recognized as conscientious objectors, and equalize the length of alternative and military service." (...)

II. CONCLUSIONS AND/OR RECOMMENDATIONS

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"16. To reinstate civilian control of decision-making in relation to applications for conscientious objection to military service, to extend the time during which applications can be made, to remove the exclusion of all those who have ever held a firearms license from being recognized as conscientious objectors, and to equalize the length of alternative and military service (Slovenia);"

Source: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G09/101/80/PDF/G0910180.pdf?O...