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Hearing in the European Parliament to present EBCO's annual report on the right to conscientious objection in the EU member states

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

PRESS RELEASE

EBCO’s report 2012 on conscientious objection to military service in Europe presented today in the European Parliament

Brussels, 26 September 2012

PUBLIC HEARING PRESENTATION OF REPORT ON CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY SERVICE IN EUROPE

public hearingWEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2012, 12.00 - 14.00vEUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, ROOM ASP A5E1

hosted by MEP Nikos CHRYSOGELOS (Greens/EFA)

JOINT PRESS RELEASE 21 September: International Day of Peace Youth activists meeting, resolution and action in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, 22 September 2012

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

21 September: International Day of Peace Youth leaders meeting and picketing in St. Petersburg, Russia

International Day of Peace

18 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.

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.

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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GREECE
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.

Public event with conscientious objectors from Israel, Iran and Europe

Amnesty InternationalAthens, 28 May 2012

Register now for the "Countering the Militarisation of Youth" international study conference

Brussels, 23 May 2012

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