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January 2012

Conscientious Objection to Military Service (OHCHR Guide)

QUNO was involved in the preparation of this Guide, which was published by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Guide brings together international standards, jurisprudence and national practice relating to conscientious objection. It is aimed at State officials responsible for drafting and implementing laws, individuals who may be unsure of their rights should they be called to perform military service, and civil society actors seeking to defend the rights of conscientious objectors. It includes a section on the protection of conscientious objectors under international refugee law.

See also A Conscientious Objector's Guide to the International Human Rights System.

Author: 

  • OHCHR

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