The Federal Council has decided on the future of the SCHR

As the Federal Council decided during its meeting of 1 July 2015, the mandate of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights will be extended. As a parallel measure the Federal Council will devise models for a possible permanent Swiss human rights institution in Switzerland and will decide on them at the end of the year. The SCHR will continue its activities for a further five years or until a follow-up institution is installed.

The SCHR welcomes this decision. A one-day event will focus on the perspectives of a national human rights institution on 9th November 2015. Please save the date.