Conscientious Objection and the Treaty with the Holy See and other registered Churches -
I would like to focus on two connected points on the legal framework for conscientious objection. First, the peculiarity which concerns the effective exercise of that right, and second, the particular instrument regulating the relations between churches and State, concerning the system of agreements with the various denominations present in the State.
1 - Religious objection can lead to a refusal to comply with obligations imposed by State laws, which are deemed conflicting with higher
imperatives that the objector cannot waive. Such refusal may be based on religious grounds, but also ethical or ideological. (continua)