ECtHR

Turkey guilty of inhuman treatment of ‘Muslim objector’

The European Court of Human Rights has found Turkey guilty of inhuman treatment of a “Muslim objector” who declined to serve in Turkey’s military due to the country’s secular identity, while ruling that Turkey did not violate the complainant’s freedom of conscience because his objection was based on political grounds.

CASE OF KHACHATRYAN AND OTHERS v. ARMENIA ,Application no. 23978/06, 27 November 2012

CASE OF KHACHATRYAN AND OTHERS v. ARMENIA (Application no. 23978/06)

JUDGMENT  STRASBOURG 27 November 2012

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

Savda v. Turkey, application no. 42730/05 (12 June 2012)

Refusal to grant conscientious objector status is not necessary in a democratic society In today’s Chamber judgment in the case Savda v. Turkey (application no. 42730/05), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:

Erçep v. Turkey, application no. 43965/04 (22 November 2011)

The absence of an alternative to military service in Turkey is in breach of the right to conscientious objection.

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case Erçep v. Turkey (application no. 43965/04), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:

Bayatyan v Armenia, application no. 23459/03 (7 July 2011)

Imprisonment of conscientious objector in Armenia for refusing to do military service violated his right to freedom of religion

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case Bayatyan v. Armenia (application no. 23459/03), which is final, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that there had been: