National policy: miscellaneous



09.08.2017
Latest recommendations for Switzerland from the UN Human Rights Committee

The panel of experts for the supervision of the UN covenant on civil and political rights, the Human Rights Committee (HRC), published its...


08.06.2016
Disappointing Federal Council report on protection against discrimination

In its report dated 25 May 2016, the Federal Council presented its views on legal protection against discrimination in Switzerland and fulfilled a...


19.07.2012
Federal Council to scrutinise the protection against discrimination

The Federal Council is to prepare a report on the existing legal provisions and their effectiveness. A respective postulate by national councillor...


06.01.2011
Switzerland signs the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

On 23 December 2010, the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons
from Enforced Disappearance will enter into force. Already 21...


01.12.2009
Human Rights Committee’s recommendations to Switzerland

On 30 October 2009, the UN human rights committee – which is responsible for the monitoring of UN Covenant on civil and political rights –...


10.09.2009
Swiss NGOs Launch Petition Against Forced Disappearance

In a petition to the Swiss Government handed in on 30 August 2009, the International Day of the Disappeared, twenty-one non-governmental...


25.03.2008
Third Country Report to the HRC quietly published

Switzerland delivered its third state report concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to the Human Rights...


11.03.2008
Civil service without assessment of conscience

On 27 February 2008, the Federal Council proposed a legislative change regulating conscientious objection. It decided that the assessment that men...


27.11.2007
Paul Grueninger Prize 2007

The Paul Grueninger Foundation awarded their annual prize to two persons from Uzbekistan for exceptional acts of humanity and courage. The...


27.09.2006
A new Database for Human Rights Actors in Switzerland

The information platform humanrights.ch presents a new database with organisations active in human rights issues based in Switzerland. Its well...


01.01.1970
'Realizing Property Rights'

Property rights are human rights. This is what highlights the first volume of the new Swiss Human Rights Book series. It is edited under the...


01.01.1970
Amnesty International Report 2007

The human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) launched in London its annual assessment of human rights in 152 countries, including...


01.01.1970
Swiss Constitution in English

The Federal Chancellery informed mid September that it published a fully revised English translation of the Federal Constitution. This complements...


01.01.1970
ABC of Human Rights

The Federal Department of Federal Affairs (FDFA) presented a booklet intituled  «ABC of Human Rights» at the occasion of the 60th...


01.01.1970
Amnesty International Report 2009

Presented on 28 Mai 2009, the latest annual report of the international human rights organisation presents the dramatic effects of the economic crisis...


01.01.1970
Humanrights.ch celebrates its 10th anniversary

During the summer of 2009, the association Humanrights.ch celebrates its tenth anniversary. This was an occasion to edit a booklet portraying the path...


01.01.1970
Fusion of InfoSud and Human Rights Tribune

In recognition of the fact that it is now impossible to separate today's global trends from  human rights, the complementary online media InfoSud...

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