Bayatyan v Armenia: ECHR 27 Oct 2009

The claimant was a Jehovah’s Witness and accordingly a pacifist. He complained of being obliged to undertake military service. No alternative service was offered. He was convicted, and his punishment increased on the prosecutor’s appeal.
Held: The complaint failed.


Josep Casadevall, P


23459/03, [2009] ECHR 1652




European Convention on Human Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Cited by:

See AlsoBayatyan v Armenia ECHR 10-May-2010
Referral to Grand Chamber . .
See AlsoBayatyan v Armenia ECHR 7-Jul-2011
(Grand Chamber) The applicant was a practising Jehovah’s Witness and a conscientious objector. He said that his conviction for refusing to serve in the army had violated his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. That complaint had . .
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Human Rights, Armed Forces

Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.377274