Conscientious Objection Foundation is going to organize a series of events occasion of the May 15 International Conscientious Objectors Day.
The first event will take place today (May 15) at 3 p.m. in the İstanbul office of the Human Rights Foundation (İHD).
The foundation will hold a press meeting covering the topic "War in the State of Emergency and conscientious objection" to be followed by statements regarding new conscientious objections.
On May 16, a workshop with the topic "War in the State of Emergency" will be held by Conscientious Objectors Foundation co-Chair attorney Gökhan Soysal at 7 p.m. in 26A Cafe.
During the workshop, the participants will discuss the impacts of Statutory decrees issued under State of Emergency and other circumstances of the State of Emergency on the conscientious objection as well as the legal dimension of the past, present and future of conscientious objection.
An empty day on the calendar
The 8th International Conscientious Objectors Meeting (ICOM) was held in 1993 in Ören-Milas district in Turkey's western province of Muğla with 90 participators from 40 countries.
In the assembly, May 15 was declared the International Objectors Day. There was no reason for choosing specifically May 15 which was only an empty day on the calendar. (EKN/DG)
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