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The Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Turkey’s Obligations under International Human Rights Law

Authors: Çinar, Ö., Ç?nar, Özgür Heval

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This study examines Turkey's non-recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and locates this non-recognition within the context of international human rights law - specifically United Nations and European Union system.

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Özgür Heval Ç?nar is Senior Associate Member of Seesox, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.

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"Ç?nar ends his very readable analysis with a set of recommendations for policymakers. Among others, he urges Turkey to comply with its obligations under international law, and underlines the necessity of recognizing and establishing an alternative civilian service. This book enriches the legal literature on freedom of thought and of religion in general, and on the right to conscientious objection in particular. Ç?nar's comparative study is a must-read for researchers working in this area and for conscientious objectors in Turkey, but most importantly for policymakers." - Ethem Çoban, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, International Journal of Constitutional Law

"[...T]his book will prove an excellent tool for conscientious objectors and their advocates. Coupled with its historical and in-depth commentary on both the conscientious objection and the United Nations, European, and Inter-American human rights systems, this book is a must-have for advocates or scholars discussing conscientious objections." - David J. Hotelling, Harvard Law School, USA, Harvard Human Rights Journal

"Turkey is the only state of 47 members of the Council of Europe not to recognise conscientious objection. In this new book, Ç?nar analyses and subjects to informed criticism Turkey's official State ideology, founded on the idea of a 'military-nation' based on a system of compulsory military service. This analysis is also relevant to many other states, especially since Ç?nar provides cogent and soundly based proposals for reform. This book is a unique resource for scholars and practitioners alike and is highly recommended." - Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

"A must-read, not only for academics, activists, and policy makers interested in the problem of conscientious objection but also for those interested in contemporary Turkish politics." - Fuat Keyman, Sabanc? University, Turkey

"Özgür Heval Ç?nar has given us all a book that boldly charts the rugged international topography of military conscientious objection . . . (and) the contested connections between militarized national myth, European and UN human rights debates, and the lives of today's young Turkish men." - Cynthia Enloe, author of Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

"The book offers a solid analysis of international and regional human rights law concerning military objection and excellent in-depth insight into militarism in Turkey and the role of international human rights law in Turkey's domestic legal system." - Leonard Hammer, University of Arizona, USA, and Rothberg School, Hebrew University, Israel


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Turkey’s Obligations under International Human Rights Law
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46811-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137468116
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46810-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 168
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