Switzerland: Court backs anti-racism NGO in minarets referendum free expression complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a non-governmental organisation that its right to freedom of expression had been infringed because the domestic courts had found that it had defamed a politician by classifying his remarks at a speech during a campaign ahead of a 2009 referendum on banning minarets in Switzerland as “verbal racism.”

Court backs Switzerland over journalist’s publication of pedophilia allegations

A decision by Swiss authorities to fine a journalist for breaching the secrecy of judicial investigation into alleged paedophilia, did not violate European human rights law.

Switzerland: Court rejects Muslim parents’ human rights objection to daughters’ compulsory mixed swimming lessons

The case concerned the refusal of Muslim parents to send their daughters, who had not reached the age of puberty, to compulsory mixed swimming lessons as part of their schooling and the authorities’ refusal to grant them an exemption.

Switzerland: Compulsory mixed school swim lessons spark Muslim parents’ human rights complaint

The case concerns the refusal of Muslim parents to send their daughters, who had not yet reached puberty, to compulsory mixed swimming lessons as part of their schooling.

Switzerland: Anti-torture report warns against life imprisonment and Geneva drug task force police brutality

An expert anti-torture report on Switzerland expresses “serious reservations” about the continued use of life imprisonment and raises allegations of police brutality linked to the Geneva canton drug task force.