Naturalisation matters in Switzerland: Collected news items



06.10.2016
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...


06.02.2013
Empirical studies on origin-related discrimination during the naturalisation process

Naturalisation decisions made on the basis of direct democratic votes frequently lead to a discriminating outcome. This...


08.05.2008
Foreign nationals deserve the same human rights No to the initiative on naturalisation

On 1st June 2008, Swiss voters rejected with more than 63% a controversial naturalisation initiative “for...


11.03.2008
Headscarf no obstacle to receiving Swiss passport

The Federal Court revoked two negative decisions by the municipalities of Birr and Buchs (both Canton Aarau)...


09.01.2007
In-depth study on Swiss naturalisation policy

Naturalisation is a recurrent subject in Swiss politics. With less than a year to go before the next federal...

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