International Day of Conscientious Refusal of Military Service (15/05)

The International Conscientious Objectors' Day is celebrated annually on May 15th.

Refuseniks are those people who, for moral or religious reasons, refuse to take part in armed conflicts or join the army.

This Day was established at the first international meeting of conscientious objectors in Copenhagen in 1981. And on May 15, 1997, the German federal parliament, the Bundestag, issued a resolution to rehabilitate those who were prosecuted by Nazi military justice for conscientious objection and desertion for the same reasons.