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conscientious objector

A person who refuses to serve in the military due to religious or ethical beliefs running contrary to violence or war. My great-grandfather was imprisoned for refusing to fight in the first World War as a conscientious objector.
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Conscientious objection aims at the protection of minorities and cannot affect the rights of others.
While referring to the above-mentioned grounds enabling the limitation of the right of conscientious objection, it should be explicitly emphasised that the option does not seem to apply to healthcare professionals.
Notwithstanding the discussion of the multitude of conscientious objector definitions above, when fleshing out the argument that homeschooling is an act of conscientious objection to conventional public education, the definition of conscientious objectors as purely connected to military conscription will be used.
Moral Integrity Grounds the Right to Conscientious Objection
The tribunal has recognised my conscientious objections by giving me substitution labour.
In Canada, there is currently great confusion and controversy about what the limits are, and should he, on physician conscientious objection.
However conscientious objection amongst the available few is a hitherto undocumented potential factor influencing access to health care in SSA.
THE EUROPEAN Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) yesterday called for the "immediate und unconditional release" of a Turkish Cypriot jailed by a military court last week after being found guilty bringing the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot army into disrepute.
At that point he was able to choose conscientious objection and worked in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.
Lois Bibbings is careful to call the work a socio-cultural study rather than a singular history and the book describes well the atmosphere and discourses surrounding service and conscientious objection.
In 2006, friends in Hawaii, who were helping me process the dueling allegiances I faced between God and country, introduced me to just war principles and selective conscientious objection (SCO).
She gives conscientious objection in medicine (hereafter, "conscientious objection") the book-length treatment that it deserves.
During its meetings in August and September 2009 the Central Committee voiced its support for the right of conscientious objection through the release of a minute on the right of conscientious objection to military service.