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News on Switzerland (13)

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Summer University focused on monitoring of police detention
August 4, 2016
Switzerland - a vote that would undermine the rule of law
January 26, 2016

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Les ONG demandent que la Suisse fasse davantage pour lutter contre la torture (2015)
September 30, 2016
Suisse : L’initiative de « mise en œuvre » ou l’effritement de l’Etat de droit
September 30, 2016

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : September 24, 2009
UNCAT Ratification : December 2, 1986
SPT Member : Mr Hans-Jörg Victor Bannwart (2013-2016)
NPM Designated :

National Commission for the Prevention of Torture (Commission nationale pour la prévention de la torture)

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

OPCAT Implementation and Ratification Law (20 March 2009), only available in French

Information

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Population : 8 061 516
Area (sq km) : 41 277
Number of prisons : 110
Prison population : 7 072
Federal Structure : Switzerland is a federal state composed of 26 cantons.
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