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


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.


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Cut global military spending now!

Global day of action on military spending, April 17th 2012

EBCO participates in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending 2.0 organising a joint action with other organisations and groups in Syntagma square, Athens, Greece - a country which keeps spending so much on military, while its people are suffering so much from the harsh austerity measures.



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