Vahan Bayatyan v. Armenia, European Court of Human Rights
Chamber judgment of 27 October 2009: "Case of Bayatyan v. Armenia (Application no. 23459/03): Judgment," (new window). Chamber judgment as a PDF document (new window). See "The European Court of Human Rights: Out of Step on Conscientious Objection" (new window), by Derek Brett, CPTI UN Representative, on the Forum 18 Web site (19 November 2009).
Leave has now been granted to appeal to the Grand Chamber. The appeal is pending. CPTI, together with four other nongovernmental organizations in consultative status with the United Nations, successfully applied to the Court for permission to submit an amicus brief: "Written Comments Submitted by Amnesty International, Conscience and Peace Tax International, Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers), International Commission of Jurists, and War Resisters' International, Pursuant to Article 36 § 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Rule 44 § 3 of the Rules of the Court" (PDF, new window), 15 July 2010.