Switzerland : draft anti-terrorism law fails to comply with human rights obligations

The Swiss Section of the ICJ sent today to the Swiss Parliament (National Council) a letter warning  that, if approved, the current Draft Federal Law on Police Measures against Terrorism, tabled before them would clash with the country’s obligations under international human rights law. The ICJ supports this initiative of its Swiss Section.

The letter outlines several key concerns with the legislative proposal that could be used to unduly restrict aspects of freedom of expression, the right to liberty,  and the rights of the child , in contravention of  international law guarantees.

The National Council holds today a crucial discussion on the draft legislation.

Switzerland-Anti terrorism law-Advocacy-2020-GER (the full letter, in German, PDF)

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