Thursday, January 29, 2015

Conscientious objection in Colombia

El Nuevo Herald reports that the Colombian Constitutional Court has opened the door to conscientious objection as a means of evading mandatory military service. Details here (in Spanish). Colombian conscripts serve between 12 and 24 months. The case is Dkt. No. T-455 of 2014. This was one of several holdings related to military service, summarized by El Tiempo here. Another holding sustained the exemption for only sons.

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