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OHCHR publishes guide to conscientious objection

In All posts, Conscientious Objection, Conscription, Constitutional, Greece, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, UK on April 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

OHCHR publishes guide to conscientious objection

UN human rights agency publishes guide to Conscientious Objection.  PDF available at War Resisters International link above.

Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society – the book

In Conscientious Objection, Conscription, Turkey on March 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society
Edited by Ozgur Heval Cinar and Coskun Usterci

Refusing to take part in war is as old as war itself. This wide-ranging and original book brings together four different bodies of knowledge to examine the pratice of conscientious objection: historical and philosophical analyses of conscientious objection as a critique of compulsory military service and militarization; feminist, LGBT and queer analyses of conscientious objection as a critique of patriarchy, sexism, and heterosexism; activist and academic analyses of conscientious objection as a social movement and individual act of resistance; legal analyses of the status of conscientious objection in international and national law.

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Possible Reduction of Sentence for Inan Suver-Bianet

In All posts, Turkey on October 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

At the examination of conscientious objector Süver at the GATA military hospital it was determined to reduce his penalty and to have him serve his sentence in hospital. Süver was convicted on charges of “absence without leave”.

Possible Reduction of Sentence for İnan Süver – Bianet  (28 October 2011).

TURKEY – Turkey needs a new mental-health mindset

In Turkey on September 10, 2009 at 12:47 pm

TURKEY – Turkey needs a new mental-health mindset.

The Human Rights in Mental Health Initiative, or RUSİHAK, released a 250-page document detailing the serious deficiencies in care for Turkey’s mentally ill.