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Commissioner urges new law amid "rising racism"
The Council of Europe's human rights chief has called for an overhaul of Swiss anti-discrimination law and policy.
Intolerance and racism are "dangerously on the rise", the commissioner for human rights, Thomas Hammarberg, said after a four-day review of Swiss policies and practices.
The review was part of the Council of Europe's ongoing assessments of the human rights situation in member states. The last such Swiss review was in 2004 and this time around it paid particular attention to how Switzerland was fighting racism and xenophobia.
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