Serbia

 

Conscription:

No

Suspended / abolished in 2011.

Conscientious objection:

1992

First recognised in Constitution, Art. 58 (in Serbia & Montenegro times)

Service

 

Military:

-

 

Civilian:

-

 

Minimum

 

Conscription:

-

No conscription

Voluntary enlistment:

18

 

More

https://ebco-beoc.org/serbia

As of Jan 4th 2021, Defence Minister of Serbia, Nebojsa Stefanovic, confirmed that the idea of reintroducing regular military service is being thoroughly considered. Former Minister of Defence Dragan Sutanovac claims that the number of people interested in professional military service is declining, as well as the number of those who do the military service voluntarily.

Novica Antic of the Union of Professional Soldiers claims that over 5.000 professional soldiers left the Army in the last couple of years. The Article 45 of the Serbian Constitution guarantees the right to conscientious objection, and anyhow those who want can do the military service voluntarily even now, but the response for this kind of service is extremely low.

The nationalist Dveri political party claims that if conscription is not reintroduced immediately, Serbia won’t have an army in 2025.