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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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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

EBCO expresses deep concern on Russia on May 15th, International Day on Conscientious Objection

Brussels, 15 May 2012

On the occasion of the International Day on Conscientious Objection on May 15th, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) expresses its deep concern over the criminal prosecution of Nikita Konev, a Russian pacifist charged with draft dodging.

EBCO's symbolic solidarity action with Bradley Manning

BrManEBCO activists in Brussels are calling for Bradley to be free and join them for coffee. They have reserved a place for him at their table in a beautiful garden.

17 April 2012: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Brussels, 17 April 2012

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) participated today in the second Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) to protest against military spending with two joint actions, in Brussels, Belgium and in Athens, Greece. EBCO condemns the excessive level of military spending and calls for a reallocation of resources to fulfil basic human needs.

EBCO deeply concerned over forced labour in the Russian army

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) expresses its deep concern over forced labour in the Russian army and urges the Russian authorities to take immediate action to stop this inhuman practice and bring those responsible to justice, following the independent analytical NGOs report ‘The Redundant Soldier.

OPEN LETTER for the release of Turkish conscientious objector and human rights activist Halil Savda

To:    President of the Republic of Turkey
Mr. Abdullah Gül
Fax: +90 312 470 1316
E-mail: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr

Cc:    Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Fax: +90 312 422 1899
E-mail: receptayyip.erdogan@basbakanlik.gov.tr
Brussels, 13 March 2012

Dear Mr. President,

OPEN LETTER for the release of Turkish Cypriot activist Halil Karapasaoglu

To:   President of the Republic of Turkey
Mr. Abdullah Gül
Fax: +90-312-427.13.30
E-mail: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr

Cc:   Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Fax: +90-312-417.04.76
E-mail: receptayyip.erdogan@basbakanlik.gov.tr

Brussels, 10 January 2012
Dear Mr. President,

EBCO's campaign to end military courts judging civilians

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection denounces the continuing trials of civilians and conscientious objectors before military courts. Recent cases in Egypt, Greece and Turkey have demonstrated that military courts do not respect the rule of law nor international conventions on human rights. EBCO invites human rights organisations to join an international campaign to stop military courts judging civilians.

17 December 2011, international day of action for Bradley Manning

Όχι άλλα στρατοδικεία για αντιρρησίες συνείδησης

Το Ευρωπαϊκό Γραφείο για την Αντίρρηση Συνείδησης (EBCO) χαιρετίζει την πρόσφατη απόφαση ορόσημο στην υπόθεση του Τουρκοκύπριου αντιρρησία συνείδησης Μουράτ Κανατλί. Στις 8 Δεκεμβρίου το Στρατιωτικό Δικαστήριο της Λευκωσίας (“βόρειο” τμήμα της Λευκωσίας στην Κύπρο) αποδέχτηκε το αίτημα του Μουράτ Κανατλί να παραπεμφθεί η υπόθεσή του στο Συνταγματικό Δικαστήριο, στη βάση της ελευθερίας σκέψης και έκφρασης.

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