Swiss Jewish Community calls for a national strategy against antisemitism at the UN

SIG President Ralph Lewin was given the opportunity to address the United Nations Human Rights Council where he presented his view of the situation of the Swiss Jewish community as part of the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review Report on Switzerland.

In his brief input, Ralph Lewin stated quite fundamentally that Switzerland protects Jewish life and minority rights and guarantees religious and cultural freedoms. 

Nevertheless, there is a need for action. In particular, there is a lack of a national strategy to combat antisemitism. He also wished for more government involvement in the areas of antisemitism monitoring and more support in ensuring the security infrastructure of the Jewish community. 

Finally, he expressed his confidence that Jewish life would continue to have an appropriate place in Switzerland and contribute to cultural diversity.


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