ROK Military vs Human Rights: Court rules in favor of Conscientious Objectors

ROK Military vs Human Rights: Court rules in favor of Conscientious Objectors

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Is there room for freedom of conscience in the South Korean military?

Amnesty International says that there are more than 230 conscientious objectors currently incarcerated in the country. But a Constitutional Court ruling this summer, a ruling that states that the government must provide alternative civilian roles for those who refuse to take up arms due to religious or political reasons, sends a clear message that conscientious objection to military service is a human right.

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