The Case of Bayatyan v. Armenia

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In July 2010, CPTI joined with four other international organizations to submit an amicus brief in support of an Armenian Jehovah's Witness's complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) under Article 9, Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (new window). It would be a major breakthrough if the ECHR were, at last, to acknowledge conscientious ob­jec­tion to military service as a human right in line with the UN Human Rights Committee.

A Persistent Voice: A Book Review by Ruth Flower

Book cover image:  A Persistent Voice, by Marian Franz
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Friends of Marian Franz, a co-founder of CPTI, published a book of her essays entitled A Persistent Voice: Marian Franz and Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation. Ruth Flower perused this collection of writings and described its treasures. Read the full review (new window). Visit the publisher's Web page (new window) for this book.

Republic of Korea—An Historic Decision

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Following a landmark case, the UN Human Rights Com­mittee has now declared that conscientious objec­tion to military service is a pro­tected form of manifestation of religion, belief or conscience under Article 18 of the Inter­national Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (23 January 2007). More.