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 racism monitoring report on Switzerland

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


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

The Canadian national Riahd Benaissa was kept in custody in the regional prison of Bern for over 2 years. Now, the former Vice President of a Canadian Civil Engineering Group has been sentenced to a conditional prison sentence of three years by the Federal...

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