conscientious objector

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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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Legislation is expected to be passed sometime in March, while calls were made for a pardon to be given to Karapasaoglu, as a few months from now refusing to serve in the military on the grounds of conscientious objection will not be a crime in the north.
Karapasiaoglou was led before the military court on 3 January for refusing to report for reserve army duty for the past four years for ideological reasons, landing him with four open cases for which he was found guilty and was refused recognition as a conscientious objector.
Conservative councillor, William Blackett, while stressing his support for the work of conscientious objectors who served as ambulance drivers and with the Red Cross, announced he would oppose the motion.
Followers of the Christian denomination that claims about 8 million members worldwide, are well known as conscientious objectors.
Consequently, it is limited in the interpretive norm, those who invoke the conscientious objection can not celebrate with the public health system the type of agreements defined in the DFL 36, of 1980, of the Ministry of Health, that is, those in which the Providers replace health services in the execution of one or more actions for the promotion, protection and recovery of health or rehabilitation of patients.
When the Government prepared its legislation for conscription at the beginning of the Second World War, the claim for exemption on conscientious grounds was included, but the tribunals in the Second World War were appointed semi-professional bodies and dealt exclusively with applications from COs.
Since 2004, the Supreme Court has not acknowledged religious conscientious objection as a justifiable reason.
In the First World War, conscientious objectors were assessed by a local tribunal, which rarely granted absolute exemption, instead enlisting them in the Army, including the Non-Combatant Corps, where many disobeyed orders and ended up in prison.
Landstinget i Jonkopings Lan appears to contradict international law protecting conscientious objection, Grimmark wants to appeal to Strasbourg.
Here we will argue that contrary to what this study claims, the pervasive practices they mention are not based on conscientious objection.
There is nothing conscientious about rejecting vaccines for non-medical reasons, writes Anna C.
1), Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty examines the line between conscience rights and the claim for conscientious objection.
1916: A conscientious objector appealed to Golcar Military Tribunal that he should be exempted from joining up.