News and Updates

2016 International Peace Bureau (IPB) World Congress Held in Berlin

The IPB hold a triennial international conference in different countries around the world. This year it was held in Berlin: IPB World Congress program and reports (new window) report on CPTI participation (PDF, new window).

New Legislation in Germany and the U.S.

In mid-March of 2011, peace tax legislation was newly proposed in Germany and the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund bill was resubmitted in the U.S. Congress. (Information on 10 nations' peace tax legislation.)

The Case of Bayatyan v. Armenia

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).

A Persistent Voice: A Book Review by Ruth Flower

Book cover image:  A Persistent Voice, by Marian Franz

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).

Republic of Korea—An Historic Decision

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.