Switzerland
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Overview

Migrants and asylum-seekers with rejected asylum claims were returned in violation of the non-refoulement principle. Concerns remained regarding the use of disproportionate force during the deportation of migrants. Government proposals for the creation of a National Human Rights Institution continued to be criticized for failing to guarantee the Institution’s independence.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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