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Greece: Give Charis Vasileiou and Nikolas Stefanidis a Fair Examination of Their Grounds for Conscientious Objection under an Amended Legislative Framework in Line with International Law and Standards

Index Number: EUR 25/5374/2022

Ahead of the hearing before the Council of State, Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, of the cases of Charis
Vasileiou and Nikolas Stefanidis, conscientious objectors to military service whose applications have been rejected by
the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Amnesty International, Connection e.V., the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) and War Resisters’ International (WRI) call on the Greek authorities to annul the decisions of rejection and grant them a fair examination of their grounds for conscientious objection under an amended legislative framework in line with international and regional human rights law and standards and the recommendations of domestic human rights bodies.

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