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Denmark: Parliament examines compulsory defence day for women

Denmark's "Defence Commission", which has been set up in 2007 to provide direction to the government's 2010-14 National Defense Plan, advocates retaining conscription, but recommends a broad debate "into the future value" of conscription, so a report released in March 2009. The commission's report calls for defense spending be increased by 10 to 15 percent to accommodate a rapid expansion of Denmark's land forces and important equipment procurement programmes.

Defence forces get multi-billion kroner boost

Thursday, 25 June 2009 10:46 KR News

Agreement has been reached on the defence budget for the next five years that will see extra funding provided to those serving abroad

After almost three months of negotiations a historic political majority was reached last night to secure extra funds for the defence budget.

Conscientious objection: Legal practices and frameworks among EU member states

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.



  • Denmark still maintains conscription. The right to conscientious objection is not recognised for professional soldiers.

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Conscription is enshrined in art.

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