Switzerland: Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, 88th session, 6 – 24 September 2021

Index Number: EUR 43/4638/2021

Amnesty International submits this briefing in advance of the September 2021 examination of Switzerland’s combined fifth and sixth periodic reports in respect of its implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention). It sets out Amnesty International’s concerns about Switzerland’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention in relation to cases of ill-treatment of unaccompanied minors in federal asylum centres and the implications of the new “law on police measures to counter terrorism”. As such, this briefing is not an exhaustive account of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding the implementation of the Convention by Switzerland.

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