NO MORE CHILD SOLDIERS! Round Table Conference with Testimony & Exposition of pictures from a former African child soldier

Turkish Protestant pastor declares his conscientious objection to military service. EBCO calls Turkey to implement without delay its human right obligations for conscientious objectors.

Brussels, 28 November  2012

Kerem Koç, Protestant pastor living in Antalya, declared his conscientious objection to military service on 12 November 2012. In his letter to the Turkish military authorities he stated:

Επετειος 28ης Οκτωβριου: ΟΧΙ στο νεοναζισμό / Ποτε ξανα φασισμός!

Αθήνα, Οκτώβριος 2012

Η 28η Οκτωβρίου είναι μια από τις ημερομηνίες σταθμός για την ελληνική σύγχρονη ιστορία και κατ' επέκταση για την σύγχρονη παγκόσμια ιστορία. Ολόκληρος ο κόσμος, από την Ευρώπη ως την Ασία και από τον Ατλαντικό, τη Μεσόγειο, τη Βόρεια Αφρική και τον Ειρηνικό ωκεανό βυθίστηκε στη φρίκη του 2ου παγκοσμίου πολέμου.

Pacifism and conscientious objection

2 October: International Day of Non-Violence Seminar/workshop in the Buffer Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus

non violence The International Day of Non-

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


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

Brussels, 26 September 2012


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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