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.

The Menace of Child Labour in Latin America

The Inter Press Service on May 18th 2018 reported that 5.7 million children across Latin America are exposed and exploited for child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery. In particular Paraguay which has one of the highest rates of poverty has exemplified child labour. Brazil and Mexico are other regions where child labour refuses … Continue reading The Menace of Child Labour in Latin America