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Switzerland must change its Dublin practice

Today the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR) publish their second joint report regarding the situation of vulnerable asylum seekers transferred to Italy under the Dublin III Regulation. The report documents the experiences of vulnerable asylum seekers after their Dublin transfer to Italy (‘Dublin Returnees’) and evaluates their situation from a legal perspective.

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Switzerland needs to do more to end child immigration detention

Switzerland scored 67 out of 115 points when it comes to immigration detention of children and still has room to make improvements. This is the conclusion drawn by the Switzerland NextGen Index Committee composed of Terre des hommes – helping children worldwide, Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR) and Swiss Committee for UNICEF.


«People dying at sea is just unacceptable»

Neil Falzon is representing the Captain of the private search and rescue ship lifeline, Claus-Peter Reisch, who is alleged of not having his ship registered in a correct manner before entering Malta’s territorial waters. The Lifeline had to wait several days with 234 persons on board until they were allowed to enter the Maltese port.

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Country Report

The updated AIDA Report on Switzerland documents developments in the asylum procedure, reception conditions and detention throughout 2017. 

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