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Multilateralism Swiss-sponsored UN resolution calls for stronger pandemic cooperation

UN member states have approved a Swiss-sponsored resolution calling for “intensified international cooperation” to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

This content was published on April 3, 2020 1:00 PM

FINMA annual report Swiss regulator cracks down on fraudulent crypto activities

Switzerland’s financial regulator brought charges against eight “initial coin offering” (ICO) blockchain projects for breaching anti-money ...

This content was published on April 2, 2020 3:28 PM

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International Justice  Hopes rising that war criminals will be brought to court  

Countries including Switzerland are increasingly using “universal jurisdiction” to prosecute war criminals, says a new report.

Development banks How Switzerland benefits from development aid

Switzerland supports development banks, which aim to boost the economies of poor countries. But aid money also ends up back in Swiss bank accounts.

covid-19 explainer How social distancing is taking hold in Switzerland

What began as a recommendation to avoid handshakes and kisses on cheeks has turned into a measure urging residents to stay at home.

2019 stats Fraud and online crime on the rise in Switzerland

While ‘hard’ crimes such as murder remain rare, and numbers of thefts are dropping, fraud and online crimes relating to pornography continued to ...

This content was published on March 23, 2020 1:55 PM

One Happy Family Arrests made over Lesbos refugee centre blaze

Three people have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack at the Swiss-run One Happy Family community centre on the Greek island ...

This content was published on March 21, 2020 12:06 PM

Migration policy Aiding illegal immigrants remains a crime in Switzerland

People who help undocumented immigrants in Switzerland risk running afoul of the law, even if they are acting purely for humanitarian reasons.

Justice reform 4.0 Swiss justice system to get a digital makeover

The planned digital overhaul of court procedures and law enforcement agencies in Switzerland faces surprisingly little opposition.

strasbourg case Platini loses retroactive appeal against FIFA ban

Michel Platini has lost his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a four-year ban from football handed down by a Swiss-based court.

This content was published on March 5, 2020 12:59 PM

Simon Wiesenthal Center Credit Suisse linked to list of 12,000 Nazis found in Argentina

Many of the Nazi sympathisers reportedly paid money into one or more accounts at Schweizerische Kreditanstalt, which later became Credit Suisse. 

This content was published on March 5, 2020 11:41 AM