Spain

Spain

Conscription: No (since 2001).

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: Signed (6 Sep 2000). Ratified (8 Mar 2002).
Voluntary recruitment age: 18.
Conscientious objection recognised for professional soldiers: No.
Military expenditure: 1.1% 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.