Creation of a National Human Rights Institution - Collected News Items

Another loop for the National Human Rights Institution – what are the intentions behind this?

The never-ending story about the creation of a Swiss National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) is one chapter longer. As a result of a baffling intervention by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, the...

Draft act for a national human rights institution: statement

On 28 June 2017, the Federal Council submitted a draft bill for consultation that will serve as a basis for the establishment of a national human rights institution (NHRI). This bill governs repeating...

The field is clear for a national human rights institution

NGO Platform Human Rights press release of 29 June 2016
The NGO Platform Human Rights welcomes the Federal Council’s decision to make way for a national human rights institution in...

Federal Council delays decision on Swiss human rights institution

On 1 July 2015, the Federal Council further delayed its expected decision on the creation of a national human rights institution. An internal working group is set to review all the options again,...

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...

Call for a Swiss Institution for Human Rights

At the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights on December 10th, 2006, a support association calls the Swiss government – both the Federal Council and the Parliament - to take...

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