Switzerland: “I ask that they treat asylum seekers like human beings” – Human rights violations in Swiss federal asylum centres

Index Number: EUR 43/4226/2021

This briefing contains Amnesty International’s findings from an investigation into violations that may amount to torture and other ill-treatment of asylum seekers in Swiss federal asylum centres. This briefing raises the alarm about situations in federal asylum centres and highlights measures that the State needs to take in order to comply with its international legal obligations to prevent torture and other ill-treatment and protect the human rights of people, including children, residing in the federal asylum centres.

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