September 21st - International Day of Peace - Peace cannot be promoted without equally promoting the right to conscientious objection to military service.

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2021 on September 21st, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) emphasizes that conscientious objection to military service is as well a basic human right as a tangible contribution to peace; it is a concrete act of rejecting war and violence, and promoting peace and universal human values.

Call for actions in solidarity with Ukrainian pacifist Ruslan Kotsaba

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Ukrainian conscientious objector and journalist Ruslan Kotsaba will be on trial again on September 20th. Support Kotsaba with your actions ahead of his trial!

Kotsaba, president of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, is accused of treason and obstructing military operations for his expressions calling for peace in a video he posted in 2015. In the video, Kotsaba was calling to boycott military mobilisation for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Joint NGO Statement - Greece: Charis Vasileiou should have a fair examination of his grounds for conscientious objection under an amended legislative framework in line with international law and standards

7-7-2021 - Webinar: Conscientious objection in Turkey and in exile

Wed., 7th July, 16:00 pm BST, 17:00 pm CEST, 18:00 pm Turkey

We are happy to invite you to a webinar in which conscientious objectors living in Turkey or in exile are given the floor to report about their experiences in the face of multiple repressions in their own country and an uncertain future abroad.

Joint EBCO and Amnesty International protest action at the Ukrainian embassy in Athens in solidarity with journalist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kotsaba ✌️

Brussels 28 June 2021 - Solidarity with the Ukrainian journalist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kotsaba who was brutally assaulted by right-wing radicals

On 25 June 2021 the President of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement Ruslan Kotsaba was attacked by a neo-Nazi gang at the Ivano-Frankivsk railway station. Later he underwent surgery to save his sight due to a burn in his retina with the chemical brilliant green or "zelenka".

Webinar 29 June 2021 "The Involvement of Eritreans in the Tigray War" as a part of our webinar series "Voices from Tigray."

The webinar takes place on 29th of June at 14:00-16:00 EAT, 13:00-15:00 CEST, and 07:00-09:00 USA Eastern.

You can register here https://bit.ly/3qfQ335

Brussels, 15 May 2021 - Nakba Day: EBCO stands in solidarity with the Israeli conscientious objectors and the civilians who bear the brunt of the hostilities from both sides.

On the occasion of the Nakba Day (May 15th) and given the new bloodshed and the escalating hostilities in Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territories following the forcible eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) expresses its solidarity with the Israeli conscientious objectors who are prosecuted bec

Brussels, 15 May 2021 - International Conscientious Objection Day: EBCO highlights the courageous struggle of conscientious objectors and activists in Turkey

On the occasion of the International Conscientious Objection Day on 15 May 2021, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) red-flags the grave human rights violations that conscientious objectors to military service and activists continue to undergo in Turkey.

4.5.1921-4.5.2021 Alfred Hermann Fried - Ein Leben für den Frieden, Pazifist, Vordenker, Publizist

Am 3. Mai 1931 erscheint in der Sonntagsausgabe des Wiener Blattes »Der Tag« auf Seite eins ein Artikel zum zehnten Todestag von Alfred Fried. Der Artikel ist über-schrieben mit »Der Vorkämpfer der Abrüstung«.

Brussels 9.4.2021 - Press Release: Finland must urgently comply with the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee

On April the 1st the United Nations Human Rights Committee adopted its concluding observations on Finland's seventh periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on Civil and Political Rights. Committees' criticism towards the situation of conscientious objectors has further increased compared to previous conclusions issued in 2013.

EBCO fordert die Einstellung aller Klagen gegen Ruslan Kotsaba

(07.04.2021) An die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft der Ukraine

Sehr geehrte Staatsanwaltschaft,

Brussels, 7 April 2021 - EBCO calls for the dropping of all charges against Ruslan Kotsabaand the prosecution of the inciters of hatred and violence

(UPDATE on Ruslan Kotsaba case:The trial took place online on 8 April 2021. Since two judges didn’t show up it was postponed to May 17th.)

OPEN LETTER To:     Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, zvern@gp.gov.ua 13/15 Riznytska St., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine, fax (+38) 044 280 26 03

IFOR: Human Rights Council, 46th Session Geneva, 9th March 2021 Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights Oral statement submitted by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Madam President,

25.3.2021 - Pressenza - Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”.

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