Social rights and social policy 



09.11.2016
When will Switzerland increase protection against abusive dismissal?

Between 30 May and 11 June 2016 the 105th ILO Conference took place in Geneva. Once again the ILO Committee of Experts reprimanded Switzerland for its...


10.12.2010
UN Social Council shows no understanding for Swiss position

In advance of the meeting of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, an NGO coalition led by Humanrights.ch issued an assessment...


27.10.2010
Switzerland to appear before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

At the beginning of November, Switzerland will give an account of its efforts on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social...


18.02.2009
Low prices and low social rights in the retail business

The opening of the first Lidl discount supermarket in Switzerland this March will probably signal the end of inflated prices for Swiss consumers....


15.04.2008
Swiss state report to ICESCR adopted

The Swiss Federal Council adopted on 9 April 2008 the second and third report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic,...


12.02.2008
Switzerland wants social rights «ŕ la carte»

Switzerland defended a controversial idea before the UN: During a preparatory meeting concerning the elaboration of an optional protocol to the...


03.04.2007
Slightly fewer Working Poor in Switzerland

The number of working people between the age of 20 and 59 who live below the poverty line has dropped in the last 5 years (2000 – 2005), the...

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