LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The courts of Ukraine recognize that conscientious objection to military service is a fundamental human right that merits protection even during military mobilization.
Armed groups have abducted and tortured 26 of Jehovah’s Witnesses because they do not adhere to Orthodox beliefs and they remain politically neutral. The Witnesses have refused to compromise.
Ukrainian courts have ruled that the rights of conscientious objectors cannot be restricted in the interests of national security.