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France: Conscientious objection to the national service laws: a summary of Amnesty International's concerns

, Index number: EUR 21/003/1997

This document summarizes AI's concerns with regard to conscientious objection in France. A UNCHR resolution emphasizes that alternative service should, amongst other things, not be punitive in nature. Civilian service in France is generally longer than military service and some conscientious objectors have been sentenced to various terms after refusing to serve longer than the 10 month military term.

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