International Conscientious Objection
In many parts of the world conscription is a reality. Young men and women must face the decision to serve, or to refuse because of their beliefs and conscience. Unfortunately, not all nations give the same protections to men and women of conscience. The Center on Conscience & War helps those in the United States seeking asylum from service in their own countries, such as when their conscientious objector applications have been denied. We also keep track of conscientious objection trends throughout the world with the hopes that one day an international standard for the rights of conscience will be recognized.