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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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A child holds a soccer ball under their arm, looking away from the camera, toward an empty street. An image of the Palestinian flag is overlayed in the middle of the image

What if the World Cup were in Palestine?

The World Cup prides itself in bringing the global community together, but what would that look like in Palestine, where the world has allowed impunity to go unchecked?

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