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The Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Turkey's Obligations Under International Human Rights Law

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ISBN13: 9781137468109
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.00



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This study examines Turkey's non-recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and locates this non-recognition within the context of international human rights law - specifically United Nations and European Union system. It asks: What are Turkey's obligations under international human rights laws? To what extent does Turkish national law comply with these obligations? What changes would need to be made to Turkey's domestic law in order to achieve full compliance?

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
PART I: THE RECOGNITION OF CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
1. International Level: The United Nations Human Rights System
2. Regional Level: The European Human Rights System
3. Consensus on International Standards

PART II: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY SERVICE: THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
4. Conscription and the Myth of the Military-Nation
5. Intricacies of the Turkish Legal System
6. Turkey's International Obligations