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In memoriam 4; Dirk Panhuis

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Dirk was the first Secretary of CPTI, and itsregistered address until 2014 was at his home in Leuven, Belgium.  He retired after the 2014 Bogota Conference, but it was to everyone's surprise that he sadly died later that year.

In memoriam3: Marian Franz

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Marian Franz (1930 - 2013), Pedro's predecessor as CPTI President, was for many years a tireless campaigner with the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund in the United States, see "A Persistent Voice", Cascadia, Telford PA, 2009, a collection of her writings edited by David Bassett, Stever Ratzlaff and Tim Godshall.  Earlier,she and her husband Delton, a baptist minister, had been important supporters of martin luther king.

In memoriam 2; Pedro Otaduy

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Pedro Otaduy died at the early age of 52, in January 2012.  Pedro had been the host of the 1994 conference at Hondarribia on the Basque coast where the decision was taken to found CPTI.  For some years he serve as Treasurer then from 2006 until his death as President.  See "Pedro Otaduy: la lucha de un insumiso" a rebel's struggle] by Miguel Garcia de Andres, Pamiela, 31194 Arre, Spain, 2014.

In Memoriam (1)

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The last few years have seen the passing of several important figures from the founding years of CPTI:

John Randall died suddenly in Summer 2018.  He and his wife Nina, a UN functionary, had given valuable assistance to CPTI in gaining UN accreditation.  But above all he is remembered as the creator of the CPTI website.

Pedro Otaduy died in January 2012, at the early age of 53.  Pedro had been the host at the 1994 conference in Hondarribia on the Basque coast where the decision to found CPTI was taken.  For some years he was Treasurer, then, from 2006 until his death, President.   See "Pedro Otaduy:la lucha de un insumiso" [a rebel's struggle] by Miguel Garcia de Andres, Pamida, 31134 Arre, Spain, 2014.

In Memoriam (1)

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The last few years have seen the passing of several important figures from the founding years of CPTI:

John Randall died suddenly in Summer 2018.  He and his wife Nina, a UN functionary, had given valuable assistance to CPTI in gaining UN accreditation.  But above all he is remembered as the creator of the CPTI website.

Pedro Otaduy died in January 2012, at the early age of 53.  Pedro had been the host at the 1994 conference in Hondarribia on the Basque coast where the decision to found CPTI was taken.  For some years he was Treasurer, then, from 2006 until his death, President.   See "Pedro Otaduy:la lucha de un insumiso" [a rebel's struggle] by Miguel Garcia de Andres, Pamida, 31134 Arre, Spain, 2014.

March 2011 – Latest German Draft Bill.

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A draft of a Civilian Tax Act (Zivilsteuergesetz) was published on 14th March 2011. The German text, written by Annette Fabbri of the Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main, in collaboration with Dr Paul Tiedemann of Frankfurt and Professor Dirk Löhr of the Fachhochschule, Trier, can be read here. Entwurf eines Zivilsteuergesetzes (ZstG) (new window).

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. Read the brief (new window). We eagerly await the court's decision. More.