Latvia: The right to conscientious objection

Latvia: The right to conscientious objection

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Index Number: EUR 52/001/2000
Date Published: 14 September 2000
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Latvia

This report emphasizes the need for the Latvian authorities to follow through their decision to consider introducing an alternative civilian service to military service, and highlights cases of two Latvian citizens who refused to serve in the Latvian army on the basis that military service would conflict with their conscientiously held beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses


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