Amnesty International Report 2007
The human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) launched in London its annual assessment of human rights in 152 countries, including Switzerland.
Powerful governments and armed groups are deliberately fomenting fear to erode human rights and to create an increasingly polarized and dangerous world, said the organisation. Its Secretary General Irene Khan said: «Through short sighted, fear-mongering and divisive policies, governments are undermining the rule of law and human rights, feeding racism and xenophobia, dividing communities, intensifying inequalities and sowing the seeds for more violence and conflict». The politics of fear is fuelling a downward spiral of human rights abuse.
- Report 2007: Politics of fear creating a dangerously divided world
Press release, 23 May 2007
- Site of the Amnesty International Report 2007
In the section about Switzerland, Amnesty criticised the new restrictions of the rights of asylum-seekers and migrants. It underlines that racism and discrimination appear to become a reality in every day life. Domestic violence is still an issue.
- Part about Switzerland in the Report 2007
- Amnesty casts critical eye over Switzerland
Swissinfo, 23 May 2007