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.

Switzerland: Court judgement in university professor anti-Semitism human rights row

The case concerned a judgment against the CICAD association in civil proceedings for describing statements by a university professor as anti-Semitic on its website.

Switzerland: Compulsory prison work for pensioner does not breach human rights convention

The case concerned the requirement for a prisoner to work beyond the retirement age.

Switzerland: Child-bride Afghan asylum-seeker loses human rights challenge

Strasbourg judges ruled today that Switzerland was under no obligation to recognise the marriage of a 14-year old child, in its review of two asylum applications.

Switzerland: Syrian asylum-seeker hopes for victory in human rights row over Italy return

Next week, a Syrian asylum-seeker hopes human rights judges will rule against Switzerland’s efforts to send him back to Italy, where he fears he will be ill-treated.