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Switzerland is:

  • OSCE Participating State since 25 June 1973
  • Member State of the United Nations since 10 September 2002
  • Member State of the Council of Europe since 6 May 1963

Status of Ratification of the Main International Human Rights Treaties, Conventions and other instruments

24 September 2009
UN Convention against Corruption (2003)
15 October 2008
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (2007)
27 October 2006
Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (2004)

Legal Reviews

Opinion on Draft Amendments to the DNA Profiles Act (in English)

Date : 05 August 2021 English [1.08 MB]

Opinion on the Draft Federal Law on the support to the National Human Rights Institution of Switzerland (in English)

Date : 31 October 2017 English [0.86 MB]