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Source: European Parliament

The principles of equality and non-discrimination, a comparative law perspective – Switzerland

19-10-2020

This document is part of a series of studies aimed at presenting the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different countries from a comparative perspective. After an explanation of the relevant legislation and case law, the content, limits and possible development of these principles are analyzed. The present study deals with the case of Switzerland. Switzerland enshrines legal equality and non-discrimination in the federal constitution and in several special laws, which in turn are limited to certain grounds of discrimination and areas of law. These are presented here before the extensive case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court is reproduced in a third part. Finally, the legal framework is critically analyzed, existing gaps and current and future reforms are pointed out.

This document is part of a series of studies aimed at presenting the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different countries from a comparative perspective. After an explanation of the relevant legislation and case law, the content, limits and possible development of these principles are analyzed. The present study deals with the case of Switzerland. Switzerland enshrines legal equality and non-discrimination in the federal constitution and in several special laws, which in turn are limited to certain grounds of discrimination and areas of law. These are presented here before the extensive case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court is reproduced in a third part. Finally, the legal framework is critically analyzed, existing gaps and current and future reforms are pointed out.

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External author

Dr. Nula FREI, University of Freiburg

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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