Friday, November 2, 2018

Conscientious objection recognized in South Korea

The South Korean Supreme Court yesterday held that there is a right to conscientious objection and that young men cannot be incarcerated for refusing to serve for reasons of conscience. Most of those who are affected are Jehovah's Witnesses. The Washington Post has details here. Under a separate decision last June by the country's Constitutional Court, arrangements for alternative service must be in place by next year.

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