Switzerland: Better safeguards needed to protect human rights. Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 28th session of the UPR Working Group, November 2017
Amnesty International is concerned about proposed changes to the Constitution which could undermine respect for human rights, the lack of a provision in the Criminal Code to expressly prohibit torture, and the absence of a national human rights institution. The organization also raises concerns about protection of the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers, domestic violence, discrimination against LBGTI persons, the ban on full face veil, and weaknesses in the implementation of UPR and other UN recommendations.
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