Republic of Korea

Conscientious Objection to Military Service— Another Step Forward

Derek Brett, CPTI UN Representative
Geneva, Switzerland, 17 October 2010

Just over three years after its first ground-breaking decision, the United Nations Human Rights Committee, at its session in New York in March 2010, took another major step forward in consolidating its jurisprudence on the right of conscientious objection to military service (a right which we in CPTI would like to see expanded to include the payment of taxes destined for military expenditure).