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International Standards on Conscientious Objection to Military Service 2021

This updated paper from the Quaker United Nations Office lays out the ways in which conscientious objection has been recognized and is protected under human rights treaties and mechanisms. It takes into account developments in international standards that have occurred since 2015. These strengthened standards can be used by conscientious objectors as a tool to limit suffering, improve lives and challenge root causes of injustice. They are available from the QUNO website linked below in English, Russian, Spanish and French to read online or download.

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