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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....
Switzerland Freedom of Association

Switzerland: Written submissions to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of L’affaire Communauté genevoise d’action syndicale (CGAS) v Switzerland

On 15 January 2023, Amnesty International filed written submissions to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of CGAS v Switzerland. Amnesty International presents analysis of relevant international human rights law and standards focusing on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly as...
Europe and Central Asia Sexual Violence

Switzerland: Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in the Switzerland – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents the attached responses to the questionnaire on criminalization and prosecution of rape in Switzerland. This submission has been prepared in response to the call for contributions issued by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sexual Violence

Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in Europe: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its submissions on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as contributions to her thematic report on rape as a grave and...