Internal Security

In this section you find news concerning the issue of internal security.

Anti-terrorism measures: Overview of the Federal Council’s overall strategy

Deadly terrorist attacks in France, Germany and Belgium have led Swiss authorities to implement a number of measures and create legal packages to...

Human rights and the fight against terrorism in Switzerland

Even before the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, the Swiss Confederation assessed the likelihood of such an attack taking place as...

Problems arising with basic rights when dealing with hooligans willing to resort to violence

In its judgement of 7 January 2014 the Swiss Federal Supreme Court mainly supported the stricter legal foundation established between the cantons...

Secret services mishandle personal data

One year ago, in June 2008, the public in Switzerland found out that its secret services had listed in a little time approximately 110’000...

EURO 08 and supporters’ fundamental rights

From 7 to 29 June 2008, Switzerland and Austria host the European Championships 2008 (EURO 08). In all four host Swiss cities - Basel, Bern, Geneva...

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