Peace Brief



Colombian Conscientious Objectors Celebrate Ruling: On 10 September 2010, Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled that conscientious objectors may now be exempt from compulsory military service if their objections are found to be “deep, fixed and sincere.”  The 111-page decision says that conscientious objection should be judged on a case-by-case basis and that current legislation prohibiting conscientious objection violates this inalienable right and must be reformed.

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CPT members stand on stage, wearing blue vests, preparing to speak during the event for 25 November, the Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, in Barrancabermeja, Colombia.

From Kurdistan to Colombia, women resist

Resistance knows no borders, as Kurdish CPT member Runak Radha joins the struggles of CPT Colombia’s women’s movements for the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women on 25 November

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