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As of 1 January, 2011, Serbia
Serbia , officially the Republic of Serbia , is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans...
no longer practises mandatory military service. Prior to this, mandatory military service lasted 6 months for men. Conscientious objector
A conscientious objector is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion....
s could however opt for 9 months of civil service
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On 15 December, 2010, the Parliament of Serbia voted to suspend mandatory military service. The decision fully came into force on January 1, 2011.