Parliament adopted draconian anti-terrorism laws. The government’s COVID-19 response disproportionately limited the right to freedom of expression. Parliament began reviewing the criminal law relating to sexual offences; Swiss citizens voted to include sexual orientation in hate-speech legislation. The government refused to resettle more refugees from the Greek islands, and temporarily suspended asylum applications at borders due to COVID-19. A landmark referendum calling for mandatory human rights due diligence for multinational companies was held.
Death penalty status
Abolitionist for all crimes
Does not use the death penalty
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