Human Rights 101

Human rights are defined as the inherent rights of every human being acquired by the virtue of one’s birth. These are the most basic and fundamental rights established to ensure a culturally, socially, politically, and economically acceptable standard of living. The concept of human rights does not make sense unless they are viewed as fundamental … Continue reading Human Rights 101

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.