26.06.2015
International guidelines on the freedom of association

The right to join up in civil society organisations has come under increasing pressure in many countries. Against this background, two agencies of the OSCE and the Council of Europe (CoE) have published their guidelines on the freedom of association in...


10.06.2015
Registered partner not to be registered as father of an infant from surrogate motherhood

The registered partner of the genetic father of a child that was born from surrogate motherhood in California cannot let himself be registered as parent with the Swiss civil register. The American verdict on fatherhood is incompatible with Swiss public...


27.05.2015
Tourism in Sri Lanka: campaign calls for diligence

The Society for Threatened Peoples International (STPI) has addressed a campaign Swiss towards Swiss travel companies asking them to live up to their duty of diligence concerning human rights towards Sri Lanka. In its report «Schatten im...


13.05.2015
Senior Swiss People’s Party members condemned for racial discrimination

On 30 April 2015, a Bern regional court found Swiss People’s Party (SVP) leader Martin Baltisser and his deputy Silvia Bär guilty of racial discrimination and sentenced them to a conditional fine for violating the Anti-Racism Norm. The reason...


29.04.2015
UN mandate on the supervision of the right to privacy

«Somebody has to supervise those who supervise others». These were the words the French section of Amnesty International used to welcome the creation of the mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. At its 28th session between 2...

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