Where are we now?

Rachel Brett, former representative on human rights and refugees at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, reports on conscientious objection legislation around the world today

United Nations. | Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré.

Friends worked with other nongovernmental organisations at the United Nations for over fifty years to gain recognition of the right of conscientious objection to military service. It was a slow and frustrating process, with many setbacks but ultimately successful.

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