Human Rights News Switzerland

When will Switzerland increase protection against abusive dismissal?

Between 30 May and 11 June 2016 the 105th ILO Conference took place in Geneva. Once again the ILO Committee of Experts reprimanded Switzerland for its insufficient protection against the dismissal of employees. Switzerland has been in a political deadlock...

Fundamentals on administrative detention of foreigners

Migratory pressure challenges Switzerland as it does many other European countries. For a long time, legislative measures have been trying to enforce the compulsory expulsion of foreigners if they do not leave the country when they are required to. The...

Institutional discrimination in the new Citizenship Act

On 17 June 2016, the Federal Council passed an ordinance to revise the citizenship act and put the new naturalisation act into force on 1 January 2018. The act was adopted by parliament on 20 June 2014. The new ordinance on Swiss citizenship is more...

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