Published: 1 Jun 2004 | By Kirill Koroteev

Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on alternative civilian service

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The approach of the ECtHR to alternative civilian service has been developing for a long time, and the process is not yet complete. The jurisprudence of the European Commission on Human Rights is therefore important in determining whether convictions for failure to undertake military service may be deemed to violate Art. 9 or 13 of the ECHR.

In this article, Kirill Koroteev outlines a number of important judgments in this respect, noting that the ECtHR is likely to expand its practice on the problem in connection with complaints submitted by Russian applicants. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.