International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) - Implementation in Switzerland
Adopted on 16 December 1966
Entry into force on 23 March 1976
- General information on the ICCPR
When ratifying the ICCPR, Switzerland made nine reservations, of which five were withdrawn. Four reservations are still valid.
Switzerland did not ratify the First Optional Protocol about individial communication. It did however ratify the Second Optional Protocol aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.
Reports by Switzerland
To this day, the Human Rights Committee examined four periodic reports prepared by Switzerland in the years 1996, 2001, 2009, and 2017.
- First periodic report (1996-1996)
- Second periodic report (1999-2001)
- Third periodic report (2007-2009)
- Fourth periodic report (2014-2017)
Contacts for the reporting
- Federal Administration:
Dominiique Steiger Leuba/Cordelia Ehrich, Federal Office of Justice
- For the NGO Report:
NGO Platform Human Rights,
Matthias Hui, humanrights.ch, E-mail