Update: 28.02.2018

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 fragmentary. This is the conclusion of a thorough study of the Swiss legislation presented by the Federal Commission against Racism in February 2010. In the fields of private law and administrative law, no express interdiction of racial discrimination is ever mentioned. The FCR observes however that persons are daily penalized because of their skin color or their ethnic origin when looking for housing, work or access to certain services. Therefore the FCR recommends to promulgate such interdictions of racial discrimination in private and administrative law and to develop advice and conciliation services.


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