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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

, Index number: EUR 43/6505/2017

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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