Muhonen v. Finland

Muhonen v. Finland

The complainant's application for recognition as conscientious objector was rejected by the Finnish authorities, and the complaint was then ordered to perform military service, which he refused. He was subsequently sentenced to 11 months' imprisonment.

The Committee declared the complaint inadmissible in relation to article 18 (right to conscientious objection), and also was “of the view that Mr. Muhonen has no right to compensation which the Finnish authorities have failed to honour and that consequently there has been no breach of article 14 (6) of the Covenant.

Recognition of CO Not recognised