Update: 23.01.2019

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) - Implementation in Switzerland

Adopted on 21 December 1965
Entry into force on 4 January 1969
Ratified by 177 States (as at 26 May 2014; current count)

For Switzerland:
RS 0.104 (RO 1995 1163)
Ratified on 29 November 1994
Entry into force on 29 December 1994
Dispatch of 2 March 1992: BBl 1992 III 269 (in German) / FF 1992 III 265 (in French)

Official Text

Text: English / French / German / Italian

Reservations

Switzerland made two reservations upon ratification of the Convention.

Procedure of individual communication

On 19 June 2003, the procedure of individual communication according to Art. 14 entered into force in Switzerland.

Reports by Switzerland

To this day, Switzerland has submitted four reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Contacts

  • Federal Administration:
    Christoph André Spenlé, Directorate of International Law (DFA), Tel. +41 58 462 86 81, E-mail
  • Eva Wiesendanger, Service for Combating Racism (FDHA), Tel. +41 58 464 10 35, E-mail
  • For the NGO Report:
    Andrea Filippi, humanrights.ch / MERS, tel. 031 302 01 61, E-mail

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