Human Rights Reports by the Federal Council

Until 2007 the Federal Council had adopted two conceptional human rights reports.

In a paper (P 00.3414) from August 2000 the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) demanded that the Federal Council would present a report on the Swiss human rights policy once per legislative period.



28.06.2017
NGO discussion paper on human rights coherence in Swiss foreign policy

On 9 June 2017, the NGO Platform Human Rights published a discussion paper titled “Where is the coherence? Human Rights and Swiss Foreign Policy”. The forty-page discussion paper will be presented for debate during the NGO’s AGM in Bern on 19 June 2017. At a meeting called...


20.04.2016
FDFA Human Rights Strategy 2016-2019

For the first time, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has a human rights strategy. Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter presented the new strategy at an auxiliary event for the Human Rights Council session in Geneva on 29 February 2016. The strategy defines the core values and aims of...


19.04.2015
Federal Council report on Swiss human rights foreign policy 2011-2014

On 14 January 2015 the Federal Council adopted the foreign policy report for 2014, annexed to which is the «Report on Swiss human rights foreign policy: summary 2011 – 2014 and perspectives». The report drafted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) highlights the key...


29.01.2008
Report on the Human Rights Policy 2006

The Federal Council adopted on 15 June 2007 the report on peace and human rights in Switzerland's foreign policy. It gives an overview on the activities, events and sucesses of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs over the past year.  Peace and Human Rights in Switzerland's Foreign...


01.01.1970
Report on the Human Rights Policy 2007

On 30 May 2008, the Federal Council approved the 2007 Report on peace and human rights in Switzerland's foreign policy. It gives an overview of the activities, events and success of Swiss diplomacy during the past twelve months. The document will be submitted to the two parliamentary Foreign...

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