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Assisted suicide  Swiss doctor sentenced for helping healthy woman to die

A court in Geneva has given a suspended sentence to a regional vice-president of EXIT, Pierre Beck, for helping an elderly but healthy woman to die.

This content was published on October 18, 2019 12:02 PM

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Ignored warning signs Commodities trader Gunvor held criminally liable for corruption

The Geneva-based trading company Gunvor has been ordered to pay almost CHF94 million, including a fine of CHF4 million over bribery in Africa. 

This content was published on October 17, 2019 10:59 AM

Council of Europe Human trafficking: Swiss urged to improve victim protection

Switzerland has been told by the Council of Europe that it needs to step up efforts to tackle human trafficking and protect unaccompanied children.

This content was published on October 9, 2019 2:23 PM

Migration Swiss justice minister sceptical of migrant relocation deal

The preliminary agreement on refugee allocation penned in Malta won’t find a majority, predicts Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter.

This content was published on October 8, 2019 9:03 PM

UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Kyrgyz lawyer wins prestigious UN award for work to end statelessness

A human rights lawyer from Kyrgyzstan has won the United Nations Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.

This content was published on October 2, 2019 12:29 PM

Business and human rights UN experts raise concerns over Swiss ‘responsible business’ initiative

United Nations human rights experts have raised concerns over the Swiss government’s position on the “responsible business” initiative.

This content was published on October 1, 2019 10:16 PM

Human Rights How states are trying to slowly kill off the death penalty

Switzerland and other states have managed to push through a resolution against the death penalty at the UN Human Rights Council.

Banking scandal Credit Suisse braced for ‘spygate’ reputational fallout

How deeply will the Credit Suisse spying scandal affect the bank's reputation among shareholders and private banking clients?

Bribery and misconduct Four indicted in federal IT corruption case

The Attorney General of Switzerland is bringing charges against four people in the bribery affair involving IT contracts with the State ...

This content was published on October 1, 2019 11:40 AM

Speed demons Confiscated luxury cars yield CHF27 million at Geneva auction

A collection of 25 luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea's vice president as part of a Swiss money-laundering probe were sold at an auction ...

This content was published on September 29, 2019 6:32 PM