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The law on rape was amended to punish sex perpetrated against a person’s consent. Parliament failed to fully decriminalize abortion. A new initiative put the rights of people with disabilities on the agenda. Peaceful protesters in several cantons faced disproportionate restrictions by police and cantonal authorities. Work continued on a definition of torture in the Criminal Code. Refugees and migrants continued to lack support and protection. A large majority voted to strengthen measures against climate change. Automatic facial recognition was banned in several cities.

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