Conscientious Objection Today

Conscientious objection to conscription: a review of the current situation worldwide 

Conscience Education For Peace has produced a factsheet, five information tables and a number of videos on present-day conscientious objection to conscription in different countries.

Conscience Factsheet

Conscience Education For Peace has produced the following factsheet:

Conscientious objection to conscription: a review of the current situation worldwide.

You can download the factsheet here:

Conscience Factsheet. Conscientious Objection. Situation Today Worldwide.

Conscience Information Tables 

Conscience Education For Peace has conducted research on the situation facing present-day conscientious objectors to conscription in different parts of the world and has compiled the following detailed information tables.  For each country in each continent the information tables indicate whether it has compulsory military service, whether conscientious objection is recognised, the challenges facing conscientious objectors in that country, and links to information sources.

Conscience Table. Situation facing present-day Conscientious Objectors in Africa.

Conscience Table. Situation facing present-day Conscientious Objectors in America.

Conscience Table. Situation facing present-day Conscientious Objectors in Asia.

Conscience Table. Situation facing present-day Conscientious Objectors in Europe.

Conscience Table. Situation facing present-day Conscientious Objectors in Oceania.

Conscience Videos

Conscience Education For Peace is producing a number of videos on present-day conscientious objection to conscription in different countries.

War Resisters’ International: An overview of its work on conscientious objection and supporting conscientious objectors

Natalia García Cortés (Colombia)

Natalia works for The Right to Refuse to Kill programme at War Resisters’ International (WRI).

You can hear Natalia speak about her work here:

To be uploaded shortly

Conscription and Conscientious Objection in Cyprus

Gina Chappa (Republic of Cyprus)

Gina is a Board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO).

You can hear Gina speak here:

To be uploaded shortly

Conscientious Objection in the northern part of Cyprus

Murat Kanatli (northern part of Cyprus)

Murat is a Board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO).

Murat is himself a conscientious objector.

You can hear Murat speak here:

To be uploaded shortly

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