Table 15: Administration (part 1 of 2)

Administration of and arrangements for alternative service
State Authority responsible Specific responsibilities (C - also determines recognition of COs) Type of service and where performed.

M - unarmed military

P - in public sector

N - in NGOs

Conscript may choose placement? Appeal and transfer possibilities
Albania Ministry of Defence / Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs jointly P in theory (see text)
Armenia Ministry of Defence May be permitted to substitute own arrangements Transfer to military service possible
Austria Ministry of Interior

Provincial Governor

general responsibility

approves employing organisations

PN Transfer possible on application of conscript or employer
Bosnia-Herzegovina (S)
    Federation Commission for Civilian Service (appointed by Ministry of Defence) supervisory Commission by Ministry of Justice C MP
Republika Srpska Ministry of Defence C direct supervision M; C only by secondment from military
Brazil Chief of the Armed Forces  in coordination with the Military Ministries (Law 8239/91, Article 3.1) C MP (but see text) No
Bulgaria Ministry of Welfare and Labour C through appointed Commission PN Stated preference will usually be respected but no obligation to do so Transfer possible on application of conscript or employer
Croatia Commission for Civilian Service (appointed by Ministry of Health and Social Care) C M; Civilian service apparently not yet implemented
Cyprus MPN
Denmark Ministry of  Interior C through appointed Board P? - structural units in the area of government of the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the Ministry of Social Affairs which are engaged in rescue, social care or emergency work. However no legislation nor any actual case since 1996.
Estonia MN Most conscripts find own placements within time limits, otherwise assigned to state training centre.
Finland Ministry of Labour P
Georgia State Commission for Civilian Service confirms decision of district military commission PN May be permitted to substitute own arrangements
Germany Federal Office of Civilian Service (appointed by Ministry of Youth, Family Affairs, Women and Health) MP
Greece Ministry of Defence C through appointed Commission direct supervision PN
Hungary  (S) Ministry of Employment M; Civilian service apparently not yet implemented
Latvia Ministry of Defence
Lithuania

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