ICJ’s written comments related to compulsory military service

The ICJ and other human rights groups intervened as a third party in the case of Bayatyan v Armenia, concerning the right of conscientious objectors not to perform compulsory military service.

The interveners argued that rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion under Article 9 ECHR requires recognition of conscientious objection and provision of alternatives to compulsory military service.

Armenia-written comments NGOs-legal submission-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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