In this section we would like to provide you with important documents on the conscientious objection issue. Below you will find a short overview that you can view or download.


International Convention on the 40 years of the right to conscientious objection and civilian service in Italy, December 2012 | Link to the interventions |

Sam Biesemans, L’Union européenne et l’objection de conscience au service militaire, Intervention de Vice-Président du B.E.O.C., Paris, October 2012

Citizen, Army, LawOn the implementation of the right to conscientious objection to military service in Russia in 2002-2012, October 2012


Volha Damarad, International Legal Regulation ofAlternative Civil Service, Minsk 2011

Quaker United Nations office, International Standards on Conscientious Objection to Military Service, November 2011 | Spanish | French |


Moviment per la PauActivities celebrating 10 years without military service booklet | leaflet | poster


Sam Biesemans, History of conscientious objection in Europe | English |


European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) Brussels Office - European Union without Compulsory Military Service Consequences for Alternative Service A comparative study on the policies in EU-member states by Gerd Greune and Michela Lai.

Guido Grünewald and Günter Knebel, The history of conscientious objection. | German |