Switzerland

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Overview

A new law on asylum introduced free legal counselling for asylum-seekers. However, concerns remained regarding the respect of the rights of refugees and migrants. Authorities pushed back thousands of asylum-seekers to Italy. In September, the new surveillance law was accepted in a referendum.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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