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Mandatory Community Service is Possible Legally

Published: October 7, 2010; 12:35 · (Vindobona)

A mandatory community service to substitute military service in the event of the abolition of conscription, would be legally possible. Constitutional experts consider a compulsory community service not excluded by the Constitution.

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According to the European Convention on Human Rights, a forced service is not allowed, but common civic duty, however, is recognized as an exception.

Under certain conditions, compulsory community service could fall under this definition. Constitutional expert Mayer stresses that such a service would be possible, but all depends on its configuration. In any case, it must…

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