Studies and Reports about Racism in Switzerland




08.11.2017
Racial discrimination in Switzerland: 2016 report by the Service for Combating Racism

In October of 2017, the Service for Combating Racism (SCRA) published its third comprehensive report on racial discrimination in Switzerland. The...


22.09.2014
Council of Europe publishes its fifth racism monitoring report on Switzerland

On 16 September 2014, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published its fifth monitoring report on Switzerland examining...


12.03.2014
The CERD Committee has issued numerous recommendations towards Switzerland

For the fourth time , the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has reviewed Switzerland's efforts to fight against racism...


26.06.2013
Analysis of racist incidents encountered in counselling during 2012

In 2012, 196 persons from various origins, among them several Swiss citizens, were affected by racism. This is the result of an analysis of all cases...


25.07.2012
Report on racist incidents in 2011

Derogatory, offending and offensive statements are probably the most frequent form of discrimination in Switzerland. In addition, the initiators of...


29.06.2011
Counselling after racist incidents: Report 2010

Last year the number of cases of hostility against muslims and racist attacks against coloured people has increased. This is the result of the latest...


23.02.2010
For a better protection against racial discrimination

Despite the fact that racial discrimination is repressed by the Swiss Penal Code, protection for persons victims of such discriminations is...


10.12.2009
Does Switzerland need a ban of racist symbols?

The Swiss Confederation wants to handle with a penal punishement the use, diffusion or fabrication of racist symbols (such as swastika or the likes)....


18.09.2009
Praise and Blame by Council of Europe Body ECRI

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) released on 15 September 2009 its fourth monitoring report examining racism, xenophobia,...


18.08.2008
Recommendations of the UN Committee against Racism to Switzerland

The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) examined the report prepared by Switzerland on the way it implements the...


26.11.2007
OSCE worried about Swiss Islamophobia

On invitation by the Swiss authorities Ömür Orhun from the OSCE visited Switzerland to take a closer look at the situation of Muslims...


29.05.2007
Overview of incidents related to racism in Switzerland between 2004 and 2006

In May 2007 the Foundation against Racism and Anti-Semitism (GRA) presented  a book which summarises their online documentation on incidents...


29.03.2007
Definitive report on racism in Switzerland by UN expert

The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Doudou Diène,...


07.09.2006
Racism is also a reality in Switzerland

More than half of the Swiss population are xenophobic and two thirds want foreigners to be better integrated, according to a survey published in June...


01.01.1970
Study on Right Wing Extremism in Switzerland

Even if a society disapproves of right-wing extremism, a considerable section of the population concerned is both xenophobic and racist in its...


01.01.1970
Legal guidebook on racial discrimination

The Service for Combating Racism SCRA published in June 2009 a new legal guidebook that gives practical information to fight racial discrimination. It...

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