Switzerland

View other countries in

  • EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
  • ALBANIA
  • ANDORRA
  • ARMENIA
  • AUSTRIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BELARUS
  • BELGIUM
  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA 2020
  • FAROE ISLANDS
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GEORGIA
  • GERMANY
  • GIBRALTAR
  • GREECE
  • GREENLAND
  • HUNGARY
  • ICELAND
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KOSOVO
  • KYRGYZSTAN
  • LATVIA
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • LITHUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • MOLDOVA
  • MONACO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • NETHERLANDS
  • NORTH MACEDONIA
  • NORWAY
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  • SERBIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TAJIKISTAN
  • TURKEY
  • TURKMENISTAN
  • UKRAINE
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • UZBEKISTAN

Overview

Parliament adopted draconian anti-terrorism laws. The government’s COVID-19 response disproportionately limited the right to freedom of expression. Parliament began reviewing the criminal law relating to sexual offences; Swiss citizens voted to include sexual orientation in hate-speech legislation. The government refused to resettle more refugees from the Greek islands, and temporarily suspended asylum applications at borders due to COVID-19. A landmark referendum calling for mandatory human rights due diligence for multinational companies was held.

Read More

Death Penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

View the Amnesty International Report 2020/21

News

Commentary

Analysis, opinion, personal stories and more.

Media Enquiries

STEFAN SIMANOWITZ

Media Manager, European Union, Balkans and Turkey, +44 (0)20 3036 5599
[email protected]

Our Offices

Section office

Address

Office: Speichergasse 33 CH-3011 BERNE Mailing: PO Box CH-3001 BERNE

Phone

0041313072222

Website

Go to section website

Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View all contact info

Research

Reports, briefings, urgent actions and UN submissions.