Public hearing in the European Parliament on 26 September 2012

For Gerd Greune

Mort inopinée, à l’âge de 63 ans, du leader pacifiste allemand et pionnier européen de objection de conscience, Gerd Greune

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE ( also in english )

Sudden death at age 63 of noted European pacifist leader and conscientious objector, Gerd Greune

Gerd GrenueBrussels, 1 September 2012
 

IN MEMORIAL: GERD GREUNE 15 March 1949 - 24 August 2012

EBCO calls Turkey to comply with the European Court of Human Rights judgments in favour of Turkish conscientious objectors

Brussels, 18 July 2012

Once again yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Turkey violates the human rights of conscientious objectors. In today’s Chamber II judgment in the case Tarhan v. Turkey (application no. 9078/06), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) and a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

STOP THE ARMS, NOT THE REFUGEES event in Athens

Public event on World Refugee Day organised by EBCO and GFR in Athens, Greece

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STOP THE ARMS, NOT THE REFUGEES

EBCO welcomes the European Court of Human Rights judgment in favour of Turkish conscientious objector Halil Savda

Brussels, 12 June 2012

In today’s Chamber II judgment in the case Savda v. Turkey (application no. 42730/05), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been violations of Article 3 (degrading treatment), 6 (fair trial) and 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Bandrés Molet & Bindi Resolution on conscientious objection in the Member States of the Community

The European Parliament,

  • having regard to the motions for resolutions by:

(a) Mr Kostopoulos on recognition of the right of conscientious objection to military service and alternative arrangements for non-military or social service (B3-0248/91),

(b) Mr von Wechmar and others on behalf of the LDR Group on persecution of conscientious objectors and of ethnic minorities in Greece '(B3-0623/92),

The Schmidbauer Resolution of 13 October 1989 on conscientious objection and alternative civilian service

The European parliament,

The Macciocchi Resolution on conscientious objection

Resolution of 7 February 1983 on conscientious objection

The European Parliament,

Committee of Ministers, Recommendation No. R (87) 8 regarding conscientious objection to compulsory military

RECOMMENDATION No. R (87) 8

Submission by the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) to the UN Universal Periodic Review 11th session of the UPR Working Group, May 2011

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In this submission, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection provides information under sections B, C and D as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review.1

Brussels, 8 November 2010

EBCO urges Greece to stop the persecution of Nikolaos Xiarhos and all other Greek conscientious objectors

Brussels, 4 June 2012

In view of the new trial of Greek conscientious objector Nikolaos Xiarhos tomorrow, EBCO calls on the Greek authorities to stop the continuous persecution of Nikolaos Xiarhos and all other Greek conscientious objectors and fulfil the international obligations of Greece by fully respecting their human rights, both in law and in practice.

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