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.