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Greece Condemned by ECHR for Not Granting Civilian Conscientious Objector Status

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Greece for refusing to grant a citizen the status of conscientious objector and allow him to do alternative civilian work instead of military service. According to the court ruling, the country violated...

Greek Military Hazing Rituals Revealed

In Greece, conscription, or mandatory military service for men between the ages of 19-45 has been an active protocol since 1909. Over the years the length of time of the obligatory military enrollment has varied, but somethings have remained constant. Nowadays,...

Draft-Dodging Greek Diaspora Welcome Home to Vote

All the relevant Greek ministries have decided to discharge the Greek diaspora from charges related to evading military service so as to enable voting in the forthcoming elections in May. In particular, Interior Minister Giannis Michelakis and Deputy Defense Minister Fofi Gennimata issued a joint...