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This team contributes leading decisions from Switzerland

Switzerland's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from Switzerland is A. v Swiss Federal Office for Migration, a decision rendered in Switzerland by the Federal Administrative Court on Jun 15, 2012, involving an applicant from Guinea. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: Political activist fears persecution at the hands of the Guinean government on account of his journalist activities abroad. In order to contract marriage in Switzerland, he has had to obtain a passport from the Guinean authorities in Conakry through a middleman.

Courts in Switzerland

Asylum Appeals Commission
Federal Administrative Court

The National Coordinators for Switzerland are:

Francesco Maiani

Born in Rome in 1974, Francesco Maiani holds a Degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza), an LL.M. in European and International Economic Law (Universities of Geneva and Lausanne), and a PhD in Law Read More Read more

Jean-Pierre Monnet

Born July 4, 1954. Originally from Isérables (VS). Law degree from the University of Lausanne in 1978. 1978/1979 legal secretary at the Office of Population Control and Aliens Police of the canton of Vaud. 1979-1983, Read More Read more