February 15, 2021

Toda Director interview on Conscientious Objector Memorial

Toda Peace Institute Director, Professor Kevin Clements, is also the Chair of the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust. The development of a memorial to Baxter and other conscientious objectors has begun in Dunedin, New Zealand, and it is hoped it will be opened on 15 May, International Conscientious Objectors Day. In this interview with Radio New Zealand, Professor Clements discusses the significance of project, and the role of conscientious objectors in expanding civil liberties and enlarging the space for individuals to express their disobedience to the state when their consciences say that state is taking the wrong course.