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10.12.2018

Climate policy in the slow lane

The COP 24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland is expected to approve the regulatory framework for implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A herculean task with an uncertain outcome. Meanwhile, major policy issues remain unresolved.

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20.11.2018

Goldhandel und Verletzung der Menschenrechte : Bericht des Bundesrates in Erfüllung des Postulats Recordon / Schweizerischer Bundesrat

Das Postulat Recordon 15.3877 «Goldhandel und Verletzung der Menschenrechte» vom 21.9.2015 hat folgenden Wortlaut: «Der Bundesrat wird beauftragt, einen Bericht vorzulegen, in dem – soweit unser Land betroffen ist – Bilanz über den Handel mit Gold gezogen wird, das unter menschenrechtsverletzenden...
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20.11.2018

Expert Study on the Swiss Gold Sector and related Risks of Human Rights Abuses / Risch Traschin ... [et al.] ; EBP Schweiz AG

The present expert study was commissioned by the Swiss government represented by the FDFA to analyse the potential risks of human rights abuses to which the Swiss gold sector is potentially exposed to through its business operations. The study pro-vides inputs to the response to the Postulate...
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7.11.2018

Staatsangehörigkeit, politische Rechte und Möglichkeiten der Partizipation = Citoyenneté, droits politiques et possibilitées de participation = Cittadinanza, diritti politici e possibilitàdi partecipazione / Simone Prodolliet... [et al.]

Wer ist das «Volk»? Wer gehört dazu und wer nicht? Was bedeutet Staatsangehörigkeit in einer hochmobilen Gesellschaft, in der immer mehr Menschen über mehr als einen Pass verfügen? Sehen sich Doppel- und Mehrfachbürgerinnen und -bürger gegenüber ihren Staaten weniger zu Loyalität verpflichtet als...

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10.12.2018

Climate policy in the slow lane

The COP 24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland is expected to approve the regulatory framework for implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A herculean task with an uncertain outcome. Meanwhile, major policy issues remain unresolved.
Political article
16.10.2018

Mercosur negotiations behind closed doors

Anger is widespread in Mercosur countries over free trade negotiations with the EU. It is feared that industrial jobs will disappear to make way for a commodity-exporting economy. Things are not much different in the case of EFTA.
Political article
15.10.2018

A “No” to doping is no longer enough

Referendum or no referendum on Tax Proposal 17: the progressive forces in tax policy must develop a sustainable alternative to the doping of profit shifting from abroad.

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