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International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Every year on May 15th we remember conscientious objectors both past and present. Around the world many people are imprisoned or forced to flee their home countries for refusing to join the armed forces. On May 15th we stand in solidarity with them, as well as celebrating the memory of those throughout history who have resisted conscription.

Keep an eye out on our events page or on social media for events happening around the UK to mark CO Day 2024.

Details of the National Ceremony for CO Day in London will be published in the run up to May 15th.

Read more about CO Day and find resources on conscientious objection at


May 15th, 2024 12:00 AM