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Conscientious Objection in the Armed Forces in Relation to Article 9 ECHR and Human Rights Act 1998

Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) refers to the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and to manifest that religion or belief. 2,943 more words

Armed Forces

The Ethics of a Nurse's Refusal to Force-Feed Guantanamo Hunger-Strikers

Douglas Olsen is an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing and a contributing editor of AJN, where he regularly writes about ethical issues in nursing. 553 more words

Professional Identity

Nurse Refuses Navy's Force-Feeding of Gitmo Prisoners

Roger’s note: The principle that states that one has the right to refuse an illegal order becomes null and void when, as is the case here, war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed at the highest level of government, i.e. 598 more words

Roger Hollander

Government Shall Not Substantially Burden a Person’s Exercise of Religion

2014-07-01 – “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.” That is the provision of federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 USC 21B) that the US Supreme Court enforced in its ruling against mandatory contraception coverage in the… 430 more words

Library resources for researching World War I: Wartime Statistics Committee

The Wartime Statistics Committee was established by Meeting for Sufferings in June 1917, a year after the introduction of conscription, to collect statistics on men of military age. 1,080 more words


Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection

I recently wrote about the right to claim asylum on the grounds of conscientious objection, and developments towards the recognition of a right to conscientious objection more broadly.   231 more words