Swiss Foreign Nationals Policy: Collected news items



30.11.2018
Tug-of-war around the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration continues

The Swiss Parliament has provisionally stopped the Federal Council’s decision to accept the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular...


02.03.2016
A clear no to the enforcement initiative, a distinct yes to the rule of law

On 28 February 2016, 58.9% of Swiss citizens voted against the so-called enforcement initiative launched by the Swiss People's Party (SVP). The...


19.08.2015
Political rights for foreigners in Switzerland

In Switzerland, foreigners are largely excluded from participation in the political system. They can't cast votes in federal ballots or participate in...


18.03.2015
Implementation of the deportation initiative includes hardship clause

In its decision on the implementation of the deportation initiative, the National Council changes to the position of the Council of States. With the...


04.08.2010
Expulsion initiative faces counter proposal

Swiss voters will have to decide on the expulsion initiative of the SVP although it constitutes a severe violation of international law. Along with a...


19.02.2009
Legal study on new linguistic minorities in Switzerland

"The diversity of languages and linguistic capacities in Switzerland" is the title of the study presented by the Swiss National Science Foundation...


18.08.2008
Migrants' Week in September 2008

Solidarité sans frontières (Sosf) organises from 8 to 14 September 2008 a week of activities on the issues of migrant persons in...


15.11.2006
Difficult access to Swiss health care for migrants

Today, migrants do not have the same opportunities regarding health as Swiss locals, said the head of equal opportunities and health at the Federal...

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