22.10.2014
First review of the implementation by Switzerland of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

The first review of Swiss efforts in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 2005 has been initiated. Switzerland ratified the Convention on 17 December 2012; it became effective on 1 April...


08.10.2014
Council of Europe publishes its fifth monitoring report on Switzerland examining racism

On 16 September 2014, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published its fifth monitoring report on Switzerland examining racism. It acknowledges some progress Switzerland achieved in the fight against racism, approving in...


03.09.2014
The Benaissa case and the regime of detention pending trial in Switzerland

The Canadian national Riahd Benaissa has been remanded in custody in the regional prison of Bern for over 2 years. The former Vice President of SNC Lavalin, a Canadian Civil Engineering Group, is accused of corruption, fraud and money laundering....


06.08.2014
Model for an independent human rights institution in Switzerland

Up to the present day, Switzerland does not have an independent national human rights institution. On 1 July 2009 the Federal Council decided to create, on a temporary basis, a human rights service centre with contact points at various Swissuniversities....

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