ECHR: Greece: Greek conscientious objector did not enjoy the necessary procedural safeguards in having his request for alternative civilian service examined


"In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Papavasilakis v. Greece (application no. 66899/14) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights The case concerned the authorities’ refusal to grant Mr Papavasilakis the status of conscientious objector and to allow him to do alternative civilian work instead of military service."

See the full text: Greek conscientious objector did not enjoy the necessary procedural safeguards in having his request for alternative civilian service examined (Press release, pdf)

 

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