Slovak Republic

Slovakia

Conscription: No (since 2005).

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: Signed (30 Nov 2001). Ratified (7 Jul 2006).
Voluntary recruitment age: 18.
Conscientious objection recognised for professional soldiers: No.
Military expenditure: 1.4% of GDP (data 2009).

Remarks:
1) There is no right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.

Recommendations:
1) Recognise the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.