WRI Statement https://updates.wri-irg.org/en?language=en en Ukraine: WRI stands in solidarity with Ruslan Kotsaba who was brutally assaulted by a neo-Nazi group https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/ukraine-wri-stands-solidarity-ruslan-kotsaba-who-was-brutally-assaulted-neo-nazi-group?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42417.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42417" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * 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srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2021-06/ruslan-in-hospital.jpg?itok=MtifvX7A 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-06/ruslan-in-hospital.jpg?itok=D31q8R9C 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-06/ruslan-in-hospital.jpg?itok=D31q8R9C" alt="Ruslan Kotsaba getting treatment after being attacked" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 29 Jun 2021</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>On 25th June, Saturday, the President of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement (UPM) Ruslan Kotsaba was attacked by a neo-Nazi group at the Ivano-Frankivsk railway station.</strong> Kotsaba was poured a chemical onto his face called ‘zelenka’ which caused a corneal burn on one of his eyes. UPM reported that Kotsaba underwent surgery and is currently undergoing ophthalmological treatment to save his eyesight. </p> <p>In their statement, the UPM said <strong>“We call on the police to investigate the vile and savage act of political violence of right-wing radicals openly bragging about their crime in social networks.”</strong> The UPM has also reminded of a previous attack against Kotsaba that took place on January 22, before his trial: <strong>“Also, we are shocked by impunity of the scoundrels who attacked Kotsaba, his mother and lawyer near the Kolomyia City District Court on January 22; these attackers should be taken accountable too.” </strong></p> <p><strong>WRI strongly condemns these brutal attacks against Ruslan Kotsaba and stands in solidarity with him. </strong>We also join the UPM in their call to the authorities to investigate this and previous attacks against him thoroughly and take necessary steps to ensure Kotsaba’s and other UPM activists’ safety.<strong> </strong></p> <h2>Support Ruslan Kotsaba with your <a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/programmes/rrtk/co-support-email/2021/end-prosecution-conscientious-objector-and-journalist-0">protest emails </a></h2> <p>Meanwhile, <strong><a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/programmes/rrtk/conscientious-objector/2015/ruslan-kotsaba">Ruslan Kotsaba </a>will be on trial again today (29th June)</strong>. Kotsaba is tried for a video he posted in 2015 in which he was calling to boycott military mobilisation for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He is being accused of treason and obstructing military operations for his expressions calling for peace and faces a prison sentence of 5 to 15 years.</p> <p><strong>You can support Ruslan Kotsaba by <a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/programmes/rrtk/co-support-email/2021/end-prosecution-conscientious-objector-and-journalist-0">filling our email alert</a></strong>, writing to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine demanding an end to his prosecution. You can use our<a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/programmes/rrtk/co-support-email/2021/end-prosecution-conscientious-objector-and-journalist-0"> template letter, both in Ukrainian and English, here</a>. Scroll down for its English translation when you click the link.</p> <p>He already had spent 524 days under arrest for his expressions opposing the war and was duly acquitted in 2016. Kotsaba’s retrial is a clearly politically motivated persecution which must end immediately.</p> <p><strong>For background and more information on Ruslan’s case, <a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2021-01/2020-12-07_the_ruslan_kotsaba_story-2.pdf">see here</a>.</strong></p> <p> </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1?language=en" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/wri-statement?language=en" hreflang="en">WRI Statement</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465?language=en" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-countries--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-countries.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/157?language=en" hreflang="en">Ukraine</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57?language=en" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42417&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="LluK-ttG0ebZLKCZF5NB7Q0Ebzu-As5jgcvpT_VTzzo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:42:25 +0000 cmoy 42417 at https://updates.wri-irg.org https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/ukraine-wri-stands-solidarity-ruslan-kotsaba-who-was-brutally-assaulted-neo-nazi-group?language=en#comments Statement: In support of the nonviolent opposition in Myanmar https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/statement-support-nonviolent-opposition-myanmar?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42381.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42381" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2021-04/2021_myanmar_protest_in_hleden.jpg?itok=GRJoy1KX 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-04/2021_myanmar_protest_in_hleden.jpg?itok=a-k_jTSa 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-04/2021_myanmar_protest_in_hleden.jpg?itok=a-k_jTSa" alt="A large crowd of people march down a street. The photograph is taken from above." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 06 Apr 2021</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><b>WRI denounces the military oppression and violence in Myanmar, calls for a nonviolent civil response to the crisis, and demands recognition and safety to the conscientious objection of military/police personnel who have refused to participate in such atrocities.</b></p> <p>The War Resisters' International (WRI) is closely following the ongoing military coup in Myanmar that began on 1st February 2021 when the Tatmadaw - Myanmar's military - overthrew the democratically elected government and declared the military rule in the country.</p> <p>Since then, the people of Myanmar have repeatedly come out on the streets to nonviolently resist the military coup, and the Tatmadaw have carried out horrendous acts of killing, torture, violence and oppression. Despite facing severe oppression, the people of Myanmar have continually found powerful and creative ways of nonviolently resisting the military. We want to offer them our solidarity and support.</p> <p>We are aware of cases of conscientious objectors within the military and police who are choosing to use their conscience to reject orders from the military to use weapons, violence and cruelty over the nonviolent protesters, and instead have fled the country for their safety. The trauma being imposed on the families of these conscientious objectors and others in general, especially women and children, is severely damaging the peaceful life of families and communities in Myanmar for generations to come. This is what history teaches us.</p> <p>We believe that there are better and more humane ways to deal with conflicts and govern peacefully, other than by imposing violent and militarized methods of controlling and silencing people. Therefore, the WRI denounces the ongoing military oppression and violence in Myanmar, calls for a nonviolent civil response to the crisis, and demands recognition and safety for the conscientious objection of military and police personnel who have refused to participate in such atrocities. We also support calls for an immediate <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/24/joint-call-global-arms-embargo-myanmar">arms embargo of Myanmar</a>.</p> <p>WRI is an international network of more than nineteen pacifist/antimilitarist organizations in about forty countries. Our founding declaration in 1921 says 'War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war'.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 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field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/507" hreflang="en">Police militarisation</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-police-militarisation-them--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-police-militarisation-them--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-police-militarisation-them.html.twig * field--expert--field-police-militarisation-them--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-police-militarisation-them.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-police-militarisation-them--story.html.twig * field--node--field-police-militarisation-them.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-police-militarisation-them.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Police militarisation theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/pm-themes/resistance" hreflang="en">Resistance</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/pm-themes/repression-protest" hreflang="en">Repression of protest</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42381&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="trFjLlHEree0hKeQuDI5NcPyyFUfFib6W8nx-7nCN4M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:45:44 +0000 Andrew 42381 at https://updates.wri-irg.org Statement: In the face of war in Western Sahara https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/statement-face-war-western-sahara?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42317.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42317" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2021-01/nova_profile_picture.jpg?itok=z8YQHdFj 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-01/nova_profile_picture.jpg?itok=AkCNrNyu 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2021-01/nova_profile_picture.jpg?itok=AkCNrNyu" alt="Activists hold the Western Saharan flag at a protest" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 05 Jan 2021</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Peace is possible with the end of the occupation, the right to self-determination, an end to the plundering of resources and an end to the sale of arms to Morocco</strong></p> <p>The Executive Committee of War Resisters’ International supports the demand of NOVA, an allied organization of our pacifist, anti-militarist and non-violent network, that on the 45th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict in Western Sahara, and the threat of a new armed conflict, a just and sustainable resolution that ensures the self-determination of the Saharawi people should be implemented.</p> <p>At no time in these four decades has Morocco complied with the Peace Accords and Human Rights. The illegal occupation of the territory, the blockade of the referendum, the human rights violations against the Saharawi population and the plundering of their natural resources are good examples of this.</p> <p>As shared by NOVA, a youth organization for the promotion of nonviolence that operates in the refugee camps in Western Sahara, this is one of the last remaining colonies in Africa, under Moroccan control since the signing of the Madrid Accords in 1975. Since then, the families of NOVA members have remained displaced in the Algerian desert, unable to return home and surviving on humanitarian assistance. In 1991, with the creation of the MINURSO peacekeeping force, the UN promised the Saharawi people that a referendum would be organized that would allow them to freely and fairly decide their own destiny. Decades later, that promise remains unfulfilled and our trust in the international community and the UN is eroding.</p> <p>We support NOVA's requests to facilitate this:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Appoint a personal UN envoy for Western Sahara.</strong> It has been 18 months since the former Personal Envoy resigned in 2019, and in that time we have witnessed the total paralysis of the political process. We demand that his office stops delaying and immediately appoints a new Personal Envoy to rebuild the momentum that has been lost. We also request that as soon as the new Envoy is appointed, they visit both the Saharawi refugee camps and the Moroccan-controlled territories of Western Sahara, and specifically meet with youth representatives.</li> <li><strong>Ensure that the peace process is inclusive and representative.</strong> The Personal Envoy and the UN Security Council should ensure an inclusive peace process and support the participation of young people as well as women in the negotiation process. It is the future of young women that will be affected by decisions made during this process, so their voices must be represented at the negotiating table. They must have the opportunity to share our ideas and opinions about the ongoing conflict and how it should be resolved.</li> </ul> <p>We express our support for a referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara. When Morocco accepted the alternative proposals in 1988, it committed itself to allowing the people of Western Sahara to exercise their right to self-determination by holding a referendum without military or administrative restrictions.</p> <p>We ask the UN Security Council to publicly call on the Kingdom of Morocco to fulfil its obligations in this regard and to allow MINURSO to fulfil this aspect of its mandate.</p> <p>Now more than ever, the time has come to take global action for peace and to stop being complicit in more than forty years of crimes against humanity.</p> <p>No war, peace in the Sahara now.</p> <p>War Resisters’ International Executive Committee, December 28, 2020</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * 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NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-countries--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-countries.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Western Sahara</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/213" hreflang="en">Morocco</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42317&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Yf3crJRlCVM0KG4SK8rCxfwbKOTOTzYRqDT7mbg52q8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 15:04:19 +0000 Andrew 42317 at https://updates.wri-irg.org ECtHR judgement on Russian CO case disregards 53 years of international human rights standards https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/ecthr-judgement-russian-co-case-disregards-53-years-international-human-rights-standards?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42215.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42215" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 29 Oct 2020</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><font color="#000000">On the 7</font><font color="#000000"><sup>th</sup></font><font color="#000000"> of September 2020 the Grand Chamber panel of the European Court of Human Rights rejected the request to refer the case of </font><font color="#000000"><b>Dyagilev v. Russia </b></font><font color="#000000">(no. <a href="http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-201649">49972/16</a>) to the Grand Chamber, thus rendering the judgement of 10 March 2020 final. In this judgement, by majority of four (4) to three (3), the </font><font color="#000000">European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), found that there has been no violation of article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights in the case of conscientious objector (CO) Maksim Andreyevich Dyagilev, whose application for CO status and alternative civilian service had been dismissed by a military recruitment commission, and subsequently by courts.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">In this judgement, a small majority of judges found that the military recruitment commission “</font><font color="#000000">satisfies the </font><font color="#000000"><i>prima facie</i></font><font color="#000000"> requirement of independence” despite the fact that three out of seven of its members are representatives of the Ministry of Defence.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">In this ECtHR judgement a slim majority disregards all other relevant international and regional human rights standards set by numerous UN and European institutions for more than half a century.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">First of all, in this case the majority of ECtHR judges appear to ignore that “no court and no committee can examine a person’s conscience”, and that “in order to be recognized as a conscientious objector, a declaration setting out the individual's motives should suffice in order to obtain the status of conscientious objector”, as </font><font color="#000000"><b>European Parliament</b></font><font color="#000000">’s resolutions have repeatedly stated for over 30 years.</font><a href="#sdendnote1sym" name="sdendnote1anc" id="sdendnote1anc"><sup>i</sup></a></p> <p><font color="#000000">Furthermore, the ECtHR disregards the fact that both the </font><font color="#000000"><b>UN Human Rights Council</b></font><font color="#000000">,</font><a href="#sdendnote2sym" name="sdendnote2anc" id="sdendnote2anc"><sup>ii</sup></a><font color="#000000"> and its predecessor, </font><font color="#000000">the then</font><font color="#000000"><b> UN Commission on Human Rights,</b></font><sup><font color="#000000"> </font></sup><a href="#sdendnote3sym" name="sdendnote3anc" id="sdendnote3anc"><sup>iii</sup></a><font color="#000000"><b> </b></font><font color="#000000"> have, since 1998, welcomed the fact that some States accept claims of conscientious objection as valid without inquiry. In this case, not only was Dyagilev’s claim not accepted without inquiry, but, as pointed out in the dissenting opinion of 3 judges, the “</font><font color="#000000">assessment was based on an overly burdensome standard of proof”.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">In this judgement the ECtHR appears to ignore the international and regional human rights standards concerning any applications for conscientious objector status.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">In </font><font color="#000000"><b>1967 </b></font><font color="#000000">the </font><font color="#000000"><b>Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe</b></font><font color="#000000">, decided that: “Where the decision regarding the recognition of the right of conscientious objection is taken in the first instance by an administrative authority, the decision-taking body shall be </font><font color="#000000"><b>entirely</b></font><font color="#000000"> separate from the military authorities and its composition shall guarantee </font><font color="#000000"><b>maximum</b></font><font color="#000000"> independence and impartiality.”</font><a href="#sdendnote4sym" name="sdendnote4anc" id="sdendnote4anc"><sup>iv</sup></a><font color="#000000"> [emphasis added]</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">Similarly, the then </font><font color="#000000"><b>UN Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance</b></font><font color="#000000">, set the relevant standard as long ago as 1986: “The decision concerning their status should be made, when possible, by an impartial tribunal set up for that purpose or by a regular civilian court, with the application of all the legal safeguards provided for in international human rights instruments. There should always be a right to appeal to an independent, civilian judicial body. The decision-making body should be </font><font color="#000000"><b>entirely</b></font><font color="#000000"> separate from the military authorities and the conscientious objector should be granted a hearing, and be entitled to legal representation and to call relevant witnesses.”</font><a href="#sdendnote5sym" name="sdendnote5anc" id="sdendnote5anc"><sup>v</sup></a><font color="#000000"> [emphasis added] The same standards continue to be cited today by the </font><font color="#000000"><b>UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief</b></font><font color="#000000"> as the role is named now.</font><a href="#sdendnote6sym" name="sdendnote6anc" id="sdendnote6anc"><sup>vi</sup></a></p> <p><font color="#000000">It is obvious that a military recruitment committee with any representatives of the Ministry of Defence, let alone three (3) out of seven (7) members, is not “</font><font color="#000000"><b>entirely</b></font><font color="#000000">” separate from the military authorities. Furthermore, insofar it is the military members and not the civilian ones which raise questions of independence and impartiality, as it appears to be accepted by the ECtHR [see </font><font color="#000000">Papavasilakis v. Greece</font><font color="#000000">, no. </font><a href="#{&quot;appno&quot;:[&quot;66899/14&quot;]}"><font color="#000000">66899/14</font></a><font color="#000000">], a composition which would guarantee “</font><font color="#000000"><b>maximum</b></font><font color="#000000">” independence and impartiality should have been one with the </font><font color="#000000"><b>minimum</b></font><font color="#000000"> [i.e. zero] participation of military members.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">Most importantly, in this case the ECtHR does not take into account the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee which, in 2009, urged Russia to “consider placing the assessment of applications for conscientious objector status </font><font color="#000000"><b>entirely</b></font><font color="#000000"> under the control of civilian authorities.”</font><a href="#sdendnote7sym" name="sdendnote7anc" id="sdendnote7anc"><sup>vii</sup></a><font color="#000000"> [emphasis added]</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">The OHCHR has also adopted a similar standard noting that: “Independent and impartial decision-making bodies should determine whether a conscientious objection to military service is genuinely held in a specific case. Such bodies should be placed under the full control of civilian authorities.”</font><a href="#sdendnote8sym" name="sdendnote8anc" id="sdendnote8anc"><sup>viii</sup></a></p> <p><font color="#000000">It is worth noting that this ECtHR judgement, which appears to accept a minority of military members in the bodies examining applications for CO status, contradicts its own rationale on whether even a single member may affect the independence and impartiality of a body. For example, in the case of Canevi and Others v. Turkey, no. </font><a href="#{&quot;appno&quot;:%5b&quot;40395/98&quot;%5d}"><font color="#000000">40395/98</font></a><font color="#000000">, which is not related to conscientious objectors, the ECtHR found a violation of Article 6.1 of the European Convention of Human Rights (right to fair trial), because of the participation of a single military member in a tribunal. If even a single (1) military officer affects the impartiality and independence of a tribunal in a case which has nothing to do with the army it is absolutely clear that the same would be true when the issue at stake is directly related to the army as it involves a conscientious objector </font><font color="#000000"><i>opposing</i></font><font color="#000000"> the army and the military service.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000">In conclusion, this year’s ECtHR judgement in the </font><font color="#000000"><b>Dyagilev v. Russia </b></font><font color="#000000">case contradicts longstanding international and regional human rights standards concerning the recognition of COs, as well as its own broader rationale on independence and impartiality. In any case, the ECtHR may be responsible for the European Convention for Human Rights, but its judgement does not preclude the possibility for Dyagilev himself, as well as other conscientious objectors in a similar position, to seek justice at a different level, such as the UN Human Rights Committee, for violation of a different treaty, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. </font></p> <p><font color="#000000">This ECtHR ruling, concerning a single case with specific characteristics, adopted by a majority of just one judge, and not examined by the Grand Chamber does not set a general precedent for Russia and cannot annul the growing jurisprudence on the right to conscientious objection to military service. </font></p> <p><em><font color="#000000">This is a joint statement by <strong>War Resisters' International (WRI)</strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.ebco-beoc.org/">European Bureau for Conscientious Objection</a> (EBCO)</strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.ifor.org/#mission">International Fellowship of Reconciliation </a>(IFOR</strong>), and <strong><a href="https://en.connection-ev.org/">Connection e.V.</a>.</strong></font></em></p> <p><em><font color="#000000">---------</font></em></p> <p><a href="#sdendnote1anc" name="sdendnote1sym" id="sdendnote1sym">i</a><sup></sup><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">European Parliament, Resolution on conscientious objection and alternative service, (</font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="TimesNewRoman, serif"><font size="2">Α</font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">3-15/89), [known as Schmidbauer Resolution], as published in the Official Journal of the European Communities </font></font></font><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">C291</font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">, 13 October 1989, para. </font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="TimesNewRoman, serif"><font size="2">Α</font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="TimesNewRoman, serif"><font size="2"> </font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">(page 123) and para. 4 (page 124). See also: European Parliament, Resolution on conscientious objection, (1-546/82), [known as Macciocchi Resolution], 7</font></font></font></p> <p><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">February 1983, as published in the Official Journal of the European Communities </font></font></font><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">C 68</font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="2">, 14 March 1983, para. 3 (page 15).</font></font></font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote2anc" name="sdendnote2sym" id="sdendnote2sym">ii</a><sup></sup>UN Human Rights Council, Resolution 24/17 (A/HRC/RES/24/17), 8 October 2013, para. 7. Available at <a href="http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/24/17">http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/24/17</a> </font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote3anc" name="sdendnote3sym" id="sdendnote3sym">iii</a><sup></sup>UN Commission on Human Rights, <a href="https://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0be10.html">Resolution 1998/77</a>, Conscientious objection to military service, 22 April 1998, (E/CN.4/RES/1998/77), para. 2.</font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote4anc" name="sdendnote4sym" id="sdendnote4sym">iv</a><sup></sup>Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, <a href="http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=15752&amp;lang=en">Resolution 337 (1967)</a>, Right of conscientious objection, para. b2.</font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote5anc" name="sdendnote5sym" id="sdendnote5sym">v</a><sup></sup>Report submitted by Mr. Angelo Vidal d Almeida Ribeiro, Special Rapporteur appointed in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1986/20 of 10 March 1986 (E/CN.4/1992/52), 18 December 1991, para. 185. <a href="http://undocs.org/E/CN.4/1992/52">http://undocs.org/E/CN.4/1992/52</a> </font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote6anc" name="sdendnote6sym" id="sdendnote6sym">vi</a><sup></sup>Rapporteur’s Digest on Freedom of Religion or Belief, p. 45. <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Religion/RapporteursDigestFreedomReligionBelief.pdf">https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Religion/RapporteursDigestFreedomReligionBelief.pdf</a> </font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote7anc" name="sdendnote7sym" id="sdendnote7sym">vii</a><sup></sup>UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of the Russian Federation, (CCPR/C/RUS/CO/6), 24 November 2009, para. 23.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Available at <a href="http://undocs.org/CCPR/C/RUS/CO/6">http://undocs.org/CCPR/C/RUS/CO/6</a></font></p> <p><font size="2"><a href="#sdendnote8anc" name="sdendnote8sym" id="sdendnote8sym">viii</a><sup></sup> OHCHR, Approaches and challenges with regard to application procedures for obtaining the status of conscientious objector to military service in accordance with human rights standards, 24 May 2019, para. 60, (g). Available at: <a href="http://undocs.org/A/HRC/41/23">http://undocs.org/A/HRC/41/23</a> </font></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--upload--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--upload.html.twig * field--default--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--upload.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--node--upload.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--upload.html.twig * field--file.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Attached file</div> <div 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OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:57:13 +0000 cmoy 42215 at https://updates.wri-irg.org Venezuela: WRI Executive Committee Solidarity with Laboratorio de Paz and Provea activists* https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/venezuela-wri-executive-committee-solidarity-laboratorio-de-paz-and-provea-activists?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42114.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42114" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> 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'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 29 May 2020</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The latest development in Venezuela created additional tensions not only in the country itself but across the entire region. As part pacifists and antimilitarists, War Resisters’ International Executive Committee wants to repeat, once again, that war is not an answer to any situation, and call for resistance to all preparations for war.</p> <p><strong>WRI </strong>supports all conscientious objectors from all around the world, because we consider refusing to enlist in an armed force and/or participate in war preparation as the very core of war resistance work. Therefore, we welcome anyone who at any time and for any reason (philosophical, religious, political, etc.) refuses to participate in these activities. Throughout <strong>WRI’s</strong> long history we have supported all conscientious objectors, deserters and other war resisters, even from the conflicting parties. We supported and support both US and Russian objectors as well as Colombian and Venezuelan, Turkish and Greek, Croatian and Serbian, Israeli and Egyptian conscientious objectors, etc. While every side in a conflict uses its propaganda to build the justification for participation in a war, we resist and refuse the very logic of war.</p> <p>On a global level, <strong>WRI</strong> has constantly expressed our solidarity in word and action for the oppressed, supporting those groups and people who are practicing active nonviolent responses to oppression. On the one hand, we see that there are countries that are permanently threatened with war, invasions, forceful regime changes, forceful annexations by other states, and territories being occupied, etc. On the other hand, we see that many of the threatened countries use these external threats as an excuse to reduce the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the right to freedom of opinion and expression, always as a part of the militaristic binary logic of diving the people in “us” vs. “them”. However, we’ve seen in the past that the two human rights mentioned above - refusing to enlist in an armed force, or to participate in war preparation - are fundamental for effective opposition to wars and war preparations, as the right to conscientious objection derives directly from them. Therefore, we express our solidarity and support to all those whose right to freedom of opinion and expression or the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion has been threatened.</p> <p>Bearing in mind the situation in Venezuela, we refuse all armed methods of solving the crisis in that country. We call for an immediate de-escalation of the situation and reject any involvement of foreign armed forces in Venezuelan internal affairs, either by constant threats of invasion, by supporting insurrectional armed groups or by providing military aid to the Venezuelan government. We reject the logic of war and permanent conflict in Venezuela and the region, and, at the same time, call for the authorities to fully guarantee the application of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and the right to conscientious objection to all Venezuelans. In that sense, <strong>WRI Executive Committee</strong>, wants to make public our support to activists of <strong>Laboratorio de Paz </strong>and <strong>Provea</strong>, among whom are members of War Resisters' International network, that have been labelled as terrorist, threatened and criminalized by Venezuelan officials while performing their work in defense of the human rights for all in Venezuela. We want to assure them that we will not accept any form on violence against them.</p> <p> </p> <hr /> <p><u>*DISCLAIMER:</u></p> <p><em>This document signed as War Resisters' International (WRI) Executive Committee recognizes and also includes the possibility of latent disagreements, questions and reflections that we must elaborate as network in permanent dialogue and collective construction of realities, dynamics and nonviolent resistance against war and all its causes. We assume a voice that attends to an emergency and thus also the collective processes that must be organized to continue tuning our perceptions, actions and proposals. Along these same lines, we invite all the organizations involved to share or join to the reflection that this statement invites.</em><br />  </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT 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field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42114&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Avra3BNSNzZKNyba095UhH5J6ZiU2Oz5UeyDicRln14"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Fri, 29 May 2020 15:41:53 +0000 Natalia 42114 at https://updates.wri-irg.org WRI Executive Committee statement on the Covid-19 Crisis https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/wri-executive-committee-statement-covid-19-crisis?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42065.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42065" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <source 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class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 06 Apr 2020</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>War Resisters’ International is about to turn 100 years old. While celebrating cultural diversity, we’re proud to say that as an International we firmly believe in the unity of humankind. The situation provoked by COVID-19 is showing us that international cooperation – and not confrontation – is the path that the world's peoples have to take, if they intend to save the lives of their members.</p> <p>For almost 100 years we have been insisting that all wars are crimes against humanity and that wars are not a natural state of affairs among humans. Now that the entire world is facing one of the biggest health and social crises of recent decades, we need to repeat what we have been saying all this time: the most important struggle we face is saving people’s lives, not killing them!</p> <p>On the economic side, we have insisted, and still insist, that war and war preparations are a huge waste of resources. Instead of being used for nuclear weapons, jet fighters, rifles and cluster bombs, our money should be invested in health care, the environment, education and the social needs of the population. Instead of giving money to military research and development - which somehow never lacks funding, tax payers’ money - should be put into medical, environmental and social research.</p> <p>Many organizations and individuals who form part of the WRI network have conducted and published a range of studies, proving that investing in the military while neglecting health care systems endangers our societies, rather than making them safer. Many of our members have been advocating – and have ended up being fined by the tax authorities – for refusing to pay the part of their taxes intended for the military and for war preparations, and giving that money to a social cause instead. Now, more than ever, fiscal objection to military expenditure needs to be de-penalized, and people should be at the very least be allowed to allocate their money to social causes if they wish to do so.</p> <p>It is unacceptable that even in the current situation, provoked by COVID-19, the mass media is presenting the military as an institution that has a great deal to offer in the effort to limit the damage from the virus. Nothing is further from the truth. Military personnel around the world are being assigned to a variety of tasks, such as disinfection of public spaces, purchase of medical equipment, or even the construction of field hospitals, which would be much better performed and managed by civilian workers and professionals. In many countries, military troops are also charged with keeping the “public order” and enforcing lockdowns, which is a function that armies in particular are not supposed to perform. It is equally disturbing to see politicians and the media worldwide often using militaristic imagery, likening the current situation to a war, thus justifying military presence in peoples’ everyday life.</p> <p>Therefore, War Resisters’ International calls upon peoples and individuals all around the world to refuse to accept a narrow and xenophobic view of the current crisis, to cancel any further investment in the military and war preparations, convert the military industry to industry that will serve the purposes of public health, social and environmental needs, to reject the use of the military in any aspect of solving the crisis provoked by COVID-19, and, why not say it, abolish armies and warfare altogether in order to make the world a better, safer and more just place.</p> <p>War Resisters' International Executive Committee </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/wri-statement?language=en" hreflang="en">WRI Statement</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465?language=en" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42065&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="8JlPyb0M7rl5eQ4AOY2AWqLeZVXJRtVx0NhU1uOsuw0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:20:31 +0000 cmoy 42065 at https://updates.wri-irg.org https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/wri-executive-committee-statement-covid-19-crisis?language=en#comments Against war with Iran, against WWIII https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/against-war-iran-against-wwiii?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--42007.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="42007" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * 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from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 14 Jan 2020</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr"><em>This statement was originally published by <a href="https://www.warresisters.org/against-war-iran-against-wwiii">War Resisters League</a>, one of WRI's affiliates in the USA, and endorsed by WRI Executive Committee.</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Wednesday, January 8th, 2020</p> <p>Dear friends,</p> <p>Early Friday morning, in an act of imperial power and disregard for international law, the US assassinated Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani and Kata’ib Hezbollah’s Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport via targeted drone strike and immediately <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-sending-thousands-more-troops-mideast-after-baghdad-attack-n1110081">deployed more troops</a> to the region for “protection.” That same day, police departments around the US  <a href="https://twitter.com/hayesdavenport/status/1212979754535489537">indicated</a> plans of increasing local surveillance, and on Sunday Trump “vowed to hit 52 Iranian targets very hard” while dozens of Iranians were reported <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/iranians-detained-asked-political-views-border-cair-200105234042589.html">detained</a> at the US border and airports within the country. On Monday, <a href="https://truthout.org/articles/iraqs-vote-to-kick-out-u-s-troops-reflects-growing-anti-imperialist-movement/">Iraqi parliament voted to kick out all foreign troops</a>, and on Tuesday <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/irans-news-parliment-approves-bill-designating-u-s-military-terrorist-organizations-qassem-soleimani/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&amp;linkId=80231175&amp;fbclid=IwAR1gHQVPb87FdSS1S6zn2TVdjfe-FC-Qwp3Yt1x-hVkHWi9_AGbH399w-is">Iran’s parliament voted to recognize all US military forces as terrorists</a> and by Tuesday evening <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/us-iran-soleimani-tensions-intl-01-07-20">Iran launched missiles at Al-Asad airbase</a> in retaliation, reportedly killing Iraqis.</p> <p>The US assassination of Soleimani marks a serious escalation of danger on many fronts: a sharp escalation of an already on-going geopolitical and proxy war between the United States and Iran, an increase of the United States profiling, surveilling, and detaining Iranians domestically, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/06/politics/us-troops-iraq/index.html">continued disregard for the demands of Iraqis</a> who want the US and Iran out of their homeland, and what appears to be the final nail in the coffin of the Iran Nuclear Deal (a multi-state effort by the Joint Committee Plan of Action [JPCOA]), which the US left in 2018 and Iran <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/iran-abandons-nuclear-deal-killing-soleimani-094197">announced</a> it would no longer abide by this past Sunday.</p> <p><strong>Therefore, we raise our voices calling for a de-escalation of tension between the two nation-states, which must include US congressional checks on executive power, a total lifting of sanctions on Iran, and protection of the rights of Iranians in the United States - including a lifting of the Muslim Ban, which affects multiple countries including Iran.</strong></p> <p>As the Kenyan proverb goes: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. We recognize that this on-going geopolitical and proxy war between the United States (a global imperial power) and Iran (a regional imperial power) will continue to lead to everyday Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, and Iranians suffering. Already, the two states have been advancing their own agenda and engaging in proxy to each other in both Syria and Iraq. Since August 2014, <a href="https://airwars.org/conflict/coalition-in-iraq-and-syria/">the US-Led Coalition has killed 1,359 civilians in Syria and Iraq</a>, and engaged in battle over Raqqa and Mosul, causing mass destruction in both cities. In Syria, General Qassem Soleimani was responsible for providing militia power, like that of Kata’ib Hezbollah, to support Assad’s war on Syrian civilians— which is why we understand many Syrians feel some relief that a major material and political ally of Bashar al Assad is no longer alive, and we also recognize that true justice would have been putting war criminals, including Assad, Soleimani, Muhandis, and Trump on trial. And it was the United States who invaded and occupied Iraq in 2003, <a href="https://www.iraqbodycount.org/">killing over 207,000 civilians</a>. It was the US invasion and occupation which created the conditions for regional power struggles to be played out on Iraqi soil, with the people of Iraq paying the largest price.</p> <p><strong>WRL has long recognized the need for an antiwar movement that takes into account the multiple imperial actors in the world, the changing nature of warfare, and the ways in which war is becoming invisibilized. </strong>Knowing how actors of US imperialism often point out the crimes of other states to justify their own, we focus on uplifting diaspora antiwar leadership within the United States as a means to dismantle the white supremacy inherent with imperial finger-wagging. In 2014, we worked with Havaar, an Iran solidarity initiative, to raise political awareness and call for an end to sanctions on Iran. Previous WRL organizer Ali Issa organized the <a href="https://iraqitransnationalcollective.org/en/mission/">Iraqi Transnational Collective</a> to “connect Iraqi communities working towards an equal and just Iraq free of oppression.” And our Resisting Airwars program was designed specifically to connect and uplift SWANA* diaspora voices from across the region and will be convening a group of leaders with connections to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Libya, and Kashmir this weekend to strategize towards a future where all wars have ended.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WRL stands with the people of Iran, who have suffered from US economic sanctions and domestic repression. WRL stands by the Iranian community in the United States, who have been unjustly profiled for decades.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WRL stands with the people of Iraq and the October Revolution, a popular anti-imperialist movement reclaiming Iraq for its people and standing against the US occupation that destroyed the country and against Iran’s current influence over Iraqi politics.</strong></p> <p><strong>WRL stands with the people of Syria, who for the past decade have experienced an international proxy war akin to a “World War III” in their country, though this is generally lost in the United States when fears of a new World War III arise.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Now is the time to raise our voices for a de-escalation between the United States and Iran, uplift Iranian, Iraqi, and Syrian antiwar leadership within the United States, and increase our efforts to agitate against the US war machine.</p> <p dir="ltr">In solidarity,</p> <p>War Resisters League</p> <p>*Southwest Asia/North Africa</p> <hr /> <h1 dir="ltr">Action steps and resources</h1> <h2>Direct action + counter recruitment + petitions</h2> <p><a href="https://www.warresisters.org/organizing-effective-actions">Organizing Effective Actions by WRL</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.warresisters.org/counter-recruitment-0">Learn the essentials of counter-recruitment and get involved</a><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3117%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313129000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHLvtLt5Nmqy5hGZRqMmMtC2hq-lQ" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3117&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.</a></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3118%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313129000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF7RSK2KXNGdv_zsu2jLi0e4UkU0g" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3118&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Find your local recruitment centers</a> and <a href="https://www.warresisters.org/planning-nonviolent-campaigns">organize a direct action</a><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3119%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313129000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG8JIGfsZJpR5GvRaCs5ICzKktJMA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3119&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.</a></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3120%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313129000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGnLiEg8_1MOu8UZYOMddcND4k20g" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3120&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sign Win Without War’s petition.</a></p> <p>If you or someone you know is in the military and considering going AWOL, becoming a conscientious objector, or withdrawing consent in some other way - call the <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3121%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEPYp6GIgZCtRgb3mzmBZE_eHSmdg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3121&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GI Rights Hotline</a> at 1-877-447-4487. It’s free, confidential counseling &amp; info from volunteer civilians.</p> <h2>Rallies</h2> <p>January 9th - National<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3122%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFSZHeldylyOxrVKPPTYYPvrRIeuA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3122&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No War With Iran - Day of Action (Find Your City Here)</a></p> <p>January 12th - Los Angeles<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3123%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNExm2FDdsfRPS95Hk01MOufIMc4fg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3123&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No War No Sanctions No Ban - SWANA LA</a></p> <p>January 25th - International<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3124%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGh4a6muLOa9_ivtPrUm81yETVFaw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3124&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No War With Iran - Day of Action (Find Your City Here)</a></p> <h2>Who to follow on social media</h2> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3125%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH-vMgGvDlniwll6PoiweXlAPPNdw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3125&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosul Eye</a> (Iraq)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3126%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHsMWvxDRHNb62kw3VXWiqxJBY-wA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3126&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zahra Ali</a> (Iraq)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3127%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGcutodpiCXFsCS8ThZfVgFwG5yTg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3127&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maral Karimi</a> (Iran)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3128%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH_33ErwcgJjBNXePPAyKpIF-uScg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3128&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rahman Bouzari</a> (Iran)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3129%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGphF1k2ZG752LRDXIM_TFl3xospw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3129&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kamran Matin</a> (Kurdistan)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3130%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHYZ8QJYOjv7DsW8SztX_t3j8uMQw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3130&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harun Arsalai</a> (Afghanistan) <br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3131%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF_VADbXnL-V4ZLoQ7LX0ywjQcLmw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3131&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ramah Kudaimi</a> (Syria)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3132%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHxQp1fZQiVU4sVVu6SmaGZ4jOq1w" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3132&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leila al Shami</a> (Syria)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3133%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGoQQVnrbGyCbwjsz7gWsXyrC2keA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3133&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waad Al-Kateab</a> (Syria)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3134%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGo4cn8ZjaavWmxGXRtFmdKzVJVJA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3134&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joey Ayoub</a> (Syria/Global Antifascism)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3135%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNESHT4g2ZFVk75LB6d_aJXIuPhNVg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3135&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rasha Al Aqeedi</a> (Iraq)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3136%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG9N7fh9XADadjWdF6VkpDftcdzxg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3136&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gissou Nia</a> (Iran)<br /> <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3137%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG6IA0gfViDm8rxM_sXU7tXpvy56g" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3137&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kareem Shaheen</a> (Syria)<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/vahid_yucesoy">Vahid Yucesoy</a> (Iran)</p> <h2>Further reading and analysis</h2> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3138%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHzKDcjJS8MoghhAB7pQc6gyWbhPA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3138&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oppose U.S. and Iran War by Showing Solidarity with Uprisings in the MENA Region by the Alliance of MENA Socialists </a></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3139%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE9ehw6ZLuvT-SxHH6N6TXHMv8sOg" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3139&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Democratic Party’s Iran Warhawks Who Fly Under the Radar</a> by Sarah Lazare (InTheseTimes)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3140%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF9f4NiBK5FagSv8Acdt8WMw7hEZw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3140&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To Stop Trump’s War With Iran, We Must Also Confront the Democrats Who Laid the Groundwork</a> by Sarah Lazare (InTheseTimes)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3141%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHbTSSTY5KkPNWBUpEwLnHS1_bVeQ" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3141&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2020s Has To Be the Decade We Stop Climate Change—Not Start Another War</a> by Sarah Lazare (InTheseTimes)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3142%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG-8xOkj3WP9wQlCmkx-dqCZcYsfw" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3142&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do the Iranian people want?</a> by Rahman Bouzari (Al Jazeera)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3143%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEXBelZN_HeeWDimLSW7upKhw6XBA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3143&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do Iraqi Protestors Want? by Raed Jarrar</a> (Common Dreams)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3144%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHXFWnaTSDPgZeh5WAV6NGk-u_W1A" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3144&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Iranian Crisis of Representation</a> by Rahman Bouzari (OpenDemocracy)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3145%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHfHYTqiNrlZKqoGYmiPLjSdwsSEA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3145&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iraqis Demand a Country</a> by Zahra Ali (MERIP)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3146%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGL_79T8I3nW_NSOiOxPo-jpUNYiA" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3146&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Killing Sulaimani- How The Butcher of the People Became an Anti-Imperialist Hero</a> by Hawzhin Azeez</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3147%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGjShx2TjicEBn6zuFFH8rTAVRUew" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3147&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump’s Killing of Qassem Soleimani Means “Rules of the Game” Have Totally Changed in Middle East with Ghaith Abdul-Ahad</a> (Democracy Now)</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u%3D3148%26qid%3D3268799&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1578587313130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGyGsR7QbeMv4borvrDDL8wYwzPew" href="https://www.warresisters.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3148&amp;qid=3268799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soleimani in Syria: A legacy of death and devastation</a> (Al-Jumhuriya)</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * 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'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42007&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="qQxGmvWHyzZEV0upEihNMe1uLCb2bAgnqGbSFydIFt8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:40:37 +0000 Andrew 42007 at https://updates.wri-irg.org https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/against-war-iran-against-wwiii?language=en#comments War Resisters' International statement on initiative to reestablish compulsory military service in Honduras https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/war-resisters-international-statement-initiative-reestablish-compulsory-military-service?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41877.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41877" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2018-06/wri_logo_en_800x805_with_space_around_edge_white_background.png?itok=aCylvd2M 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-06/wri_logo_en_800x805_with_space_around_edge_white_background.png?itok=07qXHE2p 1x" type="image/png"/> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-06/wri_logo_en_800x805_with_space_around_edge_white_background.png?itok=07qXHE2p" alt="WRI Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 22 Oct 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Compulsory military service in Honduras, abolished in 1994, still brings painful memories of terrible human rights violations such as forced recruitment, forced disappearances and the torture and death of those who either refused to enlist or were campaigning against it.</p> <p>The young people of Honduras, especially those from economically unprivileged neighborhoods, were literally hunted down on the streets and in public transportation in order to be taken to military barracks and forced to perform armed military service. We are aware of that fact that many of them were opposing and objecting to military service because of their religious, moral of philosophical beliefs, but were brutally deprived of their right to refuse to become soldiers.</p> <p><a name="_GoBack" id="_GoBack"></a> War Resisters’ International strongly believes that the initiatives to reestablish a compulsory military service, like the system introduced by Mr. David Chavez, are not a step in the right direction, if the desired result is to decrease the crime rate and avoid criminal organizations recruiting the youth of Honduras, which happen to be the two most commonly used arguments for reintroducing the compulsory military service. These goals can only be reached through implementing a culture of peace and nonviolence on all scales of the society, and not by further militarization of it. What the young people of Honduras need are decent and well-paid jobs that would improve their life standard. A compulsory military service would be just another impulse for many of them to flee the country and make the migration wave even bigger.</p> <p>Even if the initiative succeeds, the Government of Honduras would need to guarantee the right to conscientious objection to military service to all those who refuse to enlist. We remind the Government of Honduras and Mr. Chavez that the right to conscientious objection to military service is based on article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief. Honduras has signed the Covenant and therefore it not only forms a part of country’s legislation, but it’s also above any national law.</p> <p>This means that by international law, all those who oppose the military service have the right not to enlist, making forced recruitment illegal and would be a drastic violation of their human rights. In that sense, we would like to invite Mr. Chavez to reconsider the initiative that would bring more harm than good to Honduras and its people.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1?language=en" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/wri-statement?language=en" hreflang="en">WRI Statement</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-countries--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-countries.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/242?language=en" hreflang="en">Honduras</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57?language=en" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41877&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="wThsHx8GIPpSioxnM77GVWWPXgSMR-My_H_UinOnaJY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:02:05 +0000 cmoy 41877 at https://updates.wri-irg.org https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/war-resisters-international-statement-initiative-reestablish-compulsory-military-service?language=en#comments European Bureau for Conscientious Objection and War Resisters’ International support Greek conscientious objectors’ boycott of the Conscience Examination Committee https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/european-bureau-conscientious-objection-and-war-resisters-international-support-greek?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41502.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41502" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 30 May 2018</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 29th May 2018, War Resisters' International and the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection signed a statement in support of conscientious objectors in Greece, supporting their boycott of the 'Conscience Examination Committee'. It reads:</p> <p>Bearing in mind the scandalous fact that despite numerous appeals, Greek authorities have, for several decades, violated the human right of conscientious objection to military service, the <strong>European Bureau for Conscientious Objection</strong> and <strong>War Resisters’ International</strong> support the renewed call for a boycott of the Conscience Examination Committee (the special advisory committee which examines applications for conscientious objector status), which has been issued by the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors.</p> <p>We also express our solidarity with those Greek conscientious objectors who have already joined the boycott or will do so in the future, including Alexandros Kokkalis who already has publicly declared that he will refuse to be examined on 30 of May 2018. In this regard we particularly stand in solidarity with conscientious objector Hristos Kokkolis who, together with two other conscientious objectors, <a href="http://ebco-beoc.org/node/419">joined the boycott</a> in December 2016 and who recently had his application rejected by the new Deputy Minister of National Defence on the recommendation of the committee. We urge the Greek authorities to immediately grant him conscientious objector status and allow him to perform the alternative civilian service.</p> <p>We would like to stress that the Greek legislation does not preclude the recognition of applicants who have not been interviewed by the committee, as the vast majority of conscientious objectors in Greece (Jehovah’s Witnesses) are recognized without interview, and even if an applicant is called by the committee and fails to report, the legislation explicitly stipulates that his claim should be examined. Therefore, the participation in the boycott and the refusal to be examined by the committee cannot constitute a reason for rejection.</p> <p>We also reiterate our <a href="http://ebco-beoc.org/node/385">demand</a> for the abolition of the process of examination of applications by the special committee (also known as conscience examination committee) and an automatic application of the provisions on alternative service for all those who apply for it and all those who have been rejected so far, if their cases are still pending.</p> <p>Such a position is supported by the <strong>European Parliament</strong> which has stated that “no court or commission can penetrate the conscience of an individual” and has argued that a declaration setting out the grounds should suffice for somebody to be recognized as a conscientious objector.[i]</p> <p>The same position has been adopted by the <strong>Hellenic League for Human Rights<strong>[ii]</strong></strong>, the oldest Greek organization of human rights, and a permanent member of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).</p> <p>Even the <strong>Greek Ombudsman</strong> has stated that: “The personal interview as a mean to ascertain reasons of conscience is controversial <em>per se</em>, insofar it submits an internal esprit to an examination of sincerity.”[iii]</p> <p>The practice of other states of accepting claims of conscientious objection as valid without inquiry was welcomed both by the <strong>UN Commission on Human Rights<strong>[iv]</strong> </strong>and<strong> </strong>its successor, the <strong>UN Human Rights Council</strong>.[v]</p> <p>In any case, the current procedure in Greece, with military officers participating in the advisory committee and with the (Deputy) Minister of National Defence taking the final decision, clearly violates international law and standards—including those set in 1967 by the <strong>Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, </strong>requiring<em>, inter alia</em>,<strong> that </strong>the decision-taking body be entirely separate from the military authorities, and that its composition should guarantee maximum independence and impartiality.[vi]<strong> </strong>That is why the <strong>UN Human Rights Committee<strong>[vii]</strong></strong>, the <strong>Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe<strong>[viii]</strong>, </strong>and <strong>the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief<strong>[ix]</strong>, </strong>have all recommended  that Greece  transfer the assessment of applications for conscientious objector status from the Ministry of National Defence to an independent civilian department/under the full control of civilian authorities.</p> <p>For more than 50 years, Greece has failed to bring its legislation in line even with the minimum international standards about the right to conscientious objection, and especially in regard to granting conscientious objector status.</p> <p>Therefore, we fully support those conscientious objectors who have decided to escalate the struggle for their rights.</p> <p>We urge the Greek government to fulfill its promises, to immediately amend the relevant legislation and allow all conscientious objectors who wish so, to perform the alternative civilian service.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO-BEOC)</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>War Resisters’ International (WRI)</em></strong></p> <p>[i]                 European Parliament, Resolution on conscientious objection, (1-546/82), [known as Macciocchi Resolution], 7 February 1983, as published in the Official Journal of the European Communities <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_1983_068_R_0001_01&amp;from=EN">C 68</a>, 14 March 1983, para. 3 (page 15). See also European Parliament, Resolution on conscientious objection and alternative service, (Α3-15/89), [known as Schmidbauer Resolution], as published in the Official Journal of the European Communities <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_1989_291_R_0113_01&amp;from=EN">C291</a>, 13 October 1989, para. Α (page 123) and para. 4 (page 124).</p> <p>[ii]                Letter of the Hellenic League for Human Rights to the Ministry of National Defence, 30 January 2005, para. 6. [<a href="http://www.hlhr.gr/%5F%B9%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F-%5F%5F%5F-%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F-%5F%5F%5F-%5F%B9%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F%5F-%5F%5F%5F-2/">available in Greek</a>]</p> <p>[iii]               Ombudsman, Special Report 2013, “Combating discrimination”, p. 110. Available in Greek at <a href="https://www.synigoros.gr/resources/docs/10-diakriseis.pdf">https://www.synigoros.gr/resources/docs/10-diakriseis.pdf</a></p> <p>[iv]                UN Commission on Human Rights, <a href="http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0be10.html">Resolution 1998/77</a>, Conscientious objection to military service, 22 April 1998, (E/CN.4/RES/1998/77), para. 2.</p> <p>[v]                 UN Human Rights Council, Resolution 24/17 (A/HRC/RES/24/17), 8 October 2013, para. 7. Available at <a href="http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/24/17">http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/24/17</a></p> <p>[vi]                Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, <a href="http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=15752&amp;lang=en">Resolution 337 (1967)</a>, Right of conscientious objection, para. b2.</p> <p>[vii]               UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding observations on the second periodic report of Greece, (CCPR/C/GRC/CO/2), 3 December 2015, paras. 37-38. Available at <a href="http://undocs.org/CCPR/C/GRC/CO/2">http://undocs.org/CCPR/C/GRC/CO/2</a></p> <p>            UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding observations on the initial report of Greece, (CCPR/CO/83/GRC), 25 April 2005, para. 15. Available at <a href="http://undocs.org/CCPR/CO/83/GRC">http://undocs.org/CCPR/CO/83/GRC</a></p> <p>[viii]              Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to the Hellenic Republic, 2-5 June 2002, <a href="https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806db86f">CommDH(2002)5</a>, para. 18.</p> <p>[ix]                UN Economic and Social Council, Commission on human rights, Civil and political rights, including the question of religious intolerance, Addendum, Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received, E/CN.4/2006/5/Add.1, 27 March 2006, para. 139. Available at: <a href="http://undocs.org/E/CN.4/2006/5/Add.1">http://undocs.org/E/CN.4/2006/5/Add.1</a></p> <p> </p> <p>ENDS</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--upload--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--upload.html.twig * field--default--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--upload.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--node--upload.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--upload.html.twig * field--file.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div 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--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1?language=en" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/wri-statement?language=en" hreflang="en">WRI Statement</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-countries--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-countries.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/122?language=en" hreflang="en">Greece</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57?language=en" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41502&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="G1gp2w2t2BO4by2Iaq_4mYf8GHNhrIMBwvocveSU1kM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Wed, 30 May 2018 14:25:01 +0000 HBrock 41502 at https://updates.wri-irg.org https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/european-bureau-conscientious-objection-and-war-resisters-international-support-greek?language=en#comments Antimilitarist and nonviolent solidarity with Venezuela - statement from RAMALC https://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/antimilitarist-and-nonviolent-solidarity-venezuela-statement-ramalc?language=en <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--40699.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="40699" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-05/miguelgutierrez-672x372.jpg?itok=BfHCN-xr 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/miguelgutierrez-672x372.jpg?itok=WSROCDtB 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/miguelgutierrez-672x372.jpg?itok=WSROCDtB" alt="Police behind riot shields face a crowd of protesters behind a wall of homemade shields in Venezuela" title="Photo credit: Miguel Gutierrez" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">[node:field_image:title]</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 31 May 2017</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Antimilitarist Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (<em>Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe</em>, RAMALC) have <a href="http://ramalc.org/2017/05/24/solidaridad-antimilitarista-y-noviolenta-con-venezuela-declaracion-de-la-red-antimilistarista-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/">published a statement</a> in solidarity with antimilitarists, conscientious objectors, nonviolent and pacifists in Venezuela (an English version is forthcoming). It extends support to the community of human rights defenders being persecuted for their work. The statement has been endorsed by the WRI Executive Committee.</p> <p><a href="http://ramalc.org/2017/05/24/solidaridad-antimilitarista-y-noviolenta-con-venezuela-declaracion-de-la-red-antimilistarista-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/">Read more (in Spanish)...</a></p> <p> </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; 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