Law and order

Failed war on drugs Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

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Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss tells swissinfo.ch about a shift in drugs policy in Thailand and Myanmar.

Diversity Religious recognition in Switzerland—a cantonal affair

A multicultural society is often a multi-religious one. How can Switzerland best manage its growing diversity and the frictions which can arise?

UN drugs commission Swiss aim to shape international drug policy

Switzerland has been reappointed to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the central drug policy-making body within the United Nations.

Electronic patient records Privacy concerns raised over e-patient reports

The Swiss government wants patient information to also be compiled electronically and centralised, but concerns remain about data protection issues.

Right to life Switzerland’s fight to abolish the death penalty

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Switzerland is pursuing an ambitious goal to abolish capital punishment around the world by 2025.