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Court Cases

Armenia

Vahan Bayatyan v. Armenia, European Court of Human Rights

Chamber judgment of 27 October 2009: "Case of Bayatyan v. Armenia (Application no. 23459/03): Judgment," (new window). Chamber judgment as a PDF document (new window). See "The European Court of Human Rights: Out of Step on Conscientious Objection" (new window), by Derek Brett, CPTI UN Representative, on the Forum 18 Web site (19 November 2009).

Leave has now been granted to appeal to the Grand Chamber. The appeal is pending. CPTI, together with four other nongovernmental organizations in consultative status with the United Nations, successfully applied to the Court for permission to submit an amicus brief: "Written Comments Submitted by Amnesty International, Con­science and Peace Tax International, Friends World Com­mit­tee for Consultation (Quakers), International Com­mis­sion of Jurists, and War Resisters' International, Pursuant to Article 36 § 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Rule 44 § 3 of the Rules of the Court" (PDF, new window), 15 July 2010.

Bolivia

Alfredo Díaz Bustos: Bolivia Petición 14/04, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Español: "Informe 97/05: Petición 14/04: Solu­ción Amistosa," (una nueva ventana), 27 October 2005

English: "Report 97/05: Petition 14/04: Friendly Settlement," (new window), 27 de octubre de 2005


Reference:

Español: "Convención Americana Sobre Derechos Humanos (Suscrita en San José de Costa Rica el 22 de noviembre de 1969, en la Conferencia Especializada Interamericana sobre Derechos Humanos)" (una nueva ventana)

English: "American Convention on Human Rights (Adopted at the Inter-American Specialized Conference on Human Rights, San José, Costa Rica, 22 November 1969)" (new window)

Canada

Dr. Jerilynn Prior, United Nations Human Rights Committee

"Communication to the Human Rights Committee", 21 February 1991. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

United Nations Human Rights Committee's "Decisions: Com­munication No. 446/1991", 7 No­vember 1991. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

Germany

K.V. and C.V., United Nations Human Rights Committee

United Nations Human Rights Committee's "Decisions: Com­munication No. 568/1993", 8 April 1994 (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

Constitutional Appeal Against the Use of Taxes for Armament and the Military, German Federal Constitu­tional Court

"Summary: Constitutional Appeal Military Taxes", 15 April 2009 (Word document, new window)

Italy

"Success in Italy: COs Achieve Nonmilitary Tax Option," 2004

"Trial Against War Tax Resisters: Verbania, 4th June 1991"

Netherlands

Supreme Court of the Netherlands

"The Judgement of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Dated 26 April 2000, NR. 33.734"

J.v.K. and C.M.G.v.K.-S., United Nations Human Rights Committee

English: United Nations Human Rights Committee's "Decisions: Communication No. 483/1991," 23 July 1992 (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

Español: "Decisión del Comité de Derechos Humanos . . ., 23 de julio de 1992"

Republic of Korea

Yeo-Bum Yoon and Myung-Jin Choi, United Nations Human Rights Com­mittee

"Annex: Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Communications Nos. 1321/2004 and 1322/2004," 3 No­vem­ber 2006 (new window).


Reference:

"Briefing Paper: Quaker United Nations Office—Geneva: Con­sci­entious Objection to Military Service: An Historic Decision", Feb­ru­ary 2007 (PDF file, new window)


Eu-min Jung et al, United Nations Human Rights Committee

"Annex: Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights (Ninety-eighth session) concerning Com­munications Nos. 1593 to 1603/2007," 23 March 2010 (PDF file, new window)


Reference:

"Written statement submitted by Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers), a non-gov­ernmental organi­zation in general consultative status," 4 May 2010 (PDF, new window)

"Conscientious Objection to Military Service—Another Step Forward," by Derek Brett, CPTI UN Representative, Geneva
 

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Spain

Joan Surroca, Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña

English/Español: "Joan Surroca, March 2006"

United Kingdom


United States of America


Daniel Taylor Jenkins

United States Tax Court

United States Tax Court decision: "Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent: Order and Decision," 3 March 2005. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Brief for Petitioner-Appellant (Daniel Taylor Jenkins) in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent-Appellee, No. 05-4756-ag, 31 May 2006

The Amicus Brief of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in support of Daniel Taylor Jenkins in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent-Appellee, No. 05-4756-ag, 6 June 2006

Brief for the Appellee (Commissioner of Internal Revenue) in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent-Appellee, No. 05-4756-ag, 28 July 2006. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

Reply Brief for Petitioner-Appellant (Daniel Taylor Jenkins) in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, No. 05-4756-ag, 24 August 2006. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

Second Circuit Court decision in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent-Appellee, No. 05-4756-ag, 6 March 2007. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

United States Supreme Court

The Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the case of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Respondent, 4 June 2007. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)

The Amicus Brief of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in support of the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari of Daniel Taylor Jenkins, 5 July 2007. (Read the PDF version in a new window.)


Edwin D. Lee

United States Supreme Court decision in United States, Appellant, v. Edwin D. Lee, 23 February 1982


Rosa Covington Packard

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Amicus Brief of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in support of Rosa C. Packard in the case of Rosa C. Packard, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. United States of America, Defendant-Appellee

United States Supreme Court

The Petition for Writ of Certiorari, No. 99-1391, in the case of Rosa Covington Packard, Petitioner, v. United States of America, Respondent, 17 February 2000

Petitioner's Reply to Brief in Opposition, No. 99-1391, in the case of Rosa Covington Packard, Petitioner, v. United States of America, Respondent, 24 March 2000

The Amicus Brief of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in support of the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, No. 99-1391, in the case of Rosa C. Packard, Petitioner, v. United States of America, Respondent, 11 May 2000


Relevant Links

"Annotated Bibliography on War Tax Witness" by Rosa Covington Packard

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund Web site (new window)

Purchase Quarter Peace Tax Escrow Account Web site (new window)