Monitoring and reporting
The Service for Combating Racism (SCRA) systematically observes and analyses the social cohesion situation in Switzerland. It produces regular reports on racial discrimination and efforts to overcome it.
The SCRA’s Report on discrimination in Switzerland (PDF, 2 MB, 26.11.2019) is published every two years and:
- provides an overview of the available data
- analyses long-term trends in racist attitudes
- documents the measures taken in all spheres of life
In 2016, the SCRA produced its first report detailing the federal government’s efforts to combat antisemitism in Switzerland. Following the publication of the SCRA’s third report on racial discrimination in Switzerland an updated version was published in 2017.
The SCRA commissioned a group of researchers led by the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) to investigate the individual, institutional and structural dimensions of anti-black racism in Switzerland. Based on the experiences and knowledge of those affected and experts in the field, the exploratory qualitative study identifies the key issues at present and delivers an assessment of the need for further action and research.
- Study on anti-black racism, SFM 2017 (in French/German)
- Anti-Black racism. Legal research on the phenomenon, challenges and need for action, ZHAW 2017 (in French/German/Italian)
- In-depth module «Black people in Switzerland», FSO 2018
- Symposium on anti-black racism (PDF, 1011 kB, 05.09.2019): report, SFM 2018)
Collection of racism-related group data in national statistics: review of Switzerland's practice, based on international and national legal and statistical requirements
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and in-depth agreements such as the International Convention on All Forms of Racial Discrimination, as well as European constitutions and laws, all call for the equal treatment of citizens, regardless of sex, age, disability, descent, origin, ethnicity, race or skin colour. But how can we identify equal treatment and discrimination on these grounds? What role does data collection for official statistics and research play? What are the international standards and what is the practice in European countries and in Switzerland? What conclusions and recommendations can be derived from this?
- Report "Equality of treatment and discrimination on the basis of origin and ethnocultural characteristics" (2019) (PDF, 1 MB, 16.03.2020)
Last modification 16.03.2020