Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018

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Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

I refuse to pick up a rifle. I renounce all forms of violence- Jehovah’s Witness. “the obligation to use lethal force might seriously conflict with the freedom of conscience and the right to manifest one’s religion or belief.” In Jong-nam Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea, the Committee held that the right to conscientious objection to military service is inbuilt in right to freedom of conscience and belief and religion, sanctions exemption from obligatory military service to any individual if the same cannot be settled with his beliefs or religion.