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Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHE/CO/7, 13 August 2015: Switzerland

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Intersex persons 20. The Committee welcomes the Federal Council decision to give an opinion by the end of 2015 on the recommendations of the National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics with regard to the unnecessary and in some cases irreversible surgical procedures that have been carried out on […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/CHE/CO/2-4, 30 January 2015: Switzerland

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations B. General principles (arts. 2–3, 6 and 12 of the Convention) Non-discrimination 24. While welcoming the anti-discrimination measures adopted by the State party, particularly those aimed at promoting the integration of migrants, the Committee remains concerned that discrimination continues to be prevalent against children in marginalized and disadvantaged […]

Case 12/1217, Regional Court of Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland (12 September 2012)

The Court underlined that within the process of legally recognizing a new gender identity the psychosocial aspects are more important than the question of infertility and that therefore no proof of infertility was required. The Court also held that mandatory surgery would interfere with the right to personal integrity. Case 12/1217, Regional Court of Bern-Mittelland, […]