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Saturday, 04. February 2023

The emergency system makes sick

Some 450 medical, psychotherapy and psychology professionals criticize emergency aid system as inhumane, harmful to health and deadly.

REPORT

Friday, 20. January 2023

COLUMN ON HELEVTZIDE

It's Friday and therefore time for our acoustic column, the RaBe Radioblog. Today Mohamed Wa Baile talks about Helvetzide - people affected by racism who have died in Swiss asylum centers and in police custody.

Radio RaBe

Friday, 16. December 2022

TACKLING RACIAL PROFILING

TACKLING RACIAL PROFILING: REFLECTIONS ON RECENT CASE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

NEWS

Archiv

Wednesday, 16. November 2022

Unpack and Resist Data-Driven Policing

This Is What Police Tech Looks Like - A Project to Unpack and Resist Data-Driven Policing
The Justice, Equity and Technology Table understands that technology is a form of power that also reflects power within society. As investigators of power around technology, we regard policing as one of the most blatant uses of automated systems to perpetuate structural and institutional harms, continuing histories of oppression and colonization. To document and expose experiences of the harm caused by these violent and discriminatory technologies, we started the project This Is What Police Tech Looks Like.

Event

Tuesday, 08. November 2022

ECHR FIRST JUDGMENTS ON RACIAL PROFILING

Basu v. Germany and Muhammad v. Spain: Room for improvement in the Court’s first judgements on racial profiling.
by Mathias Möschel

NEWS

Wednesday, 19. October 2022

The Biplab Basu case on racist policing

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section). The application (no. 215/19) against the Federal Republic of Germany lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Mr Biplab Basu (“the applicant”), on 19 December 2018.

HUDOC PDF

Tuesday, 18. October 2022

HUDOC - ECHR

The HUDOC database provides access to the case-law of the Court, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers.

HUDOC

Sunday, 14. August 2022

Intervention: case Wilson A.

The Alliance Against Racial Profiling demands that the immunity of the presiding judge be lifted. The latter was charged with abuse of office and coercion for using massive pressure to have Wilson A. appear in court without adequate legal representation. 

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Tuesday, 21. December 2021

Letter to the WGEPAD

Racist police violence and racism within the legal and justice system also exists in Switzerland.

LETTER PDF

Wednesday, 23. June 2021

Fundamental Rights Conference

In recent years, strategic litigation for the protection of human rights has developed into a specialized field of activity worldwide, in which a large number of actors are involved. Wednesday, June 23, 2021 14.00-17.00 via Zoom

Monday, 24. May 2021

Rosengarten Memorial

Dear all, we will gather again on May 24th at 14:00 in Rosengarten (Alter Aargauerstalden 31B, 3006 Bern) as we did one year ago right after the murder of George Floyd to remember the people who who have been killed by racist police violence.

Monday, 01. March 2021

Crowdfunding: Case «Wa Baile»

First of all, we would like to say a big thank you to all of you. Thank you for your commitment and support in the fight against racism in Switzerland. In particular, we would also like to thank you for making the activities of the Alliance Against Racial Profiling possible in so many different ways.

Sunday, 27. December 2020

MEDIA RELEASE – ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDING

We are taking also Mohamed Wa Baile's administrative case to the Federal Court. Why did we decide to do this? The court has covered up the racism of the police. The Swiss courts and the authorities must finally recognize racism!

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Thursday, 11. June 2020

APPELL - BLACK LIVES MATTER

We also mourn those people who were killed in Switzerland by racist police violence, such as Mike Ben Peter, Hervé Mandundu, Lamin Fatty and many others. Racist police violence is a deadly reality in Switzerland too! 

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Wednesday, 13. May 2020

Mandy's Podcast

The podcast "Wort.Macht.Widerstand" by Mandy Abou Shoak provides the racism-critical community with a complementary offer to name and address racism. The podcast seeks to grasp the problems around racism linguistically more presciently.

Podcast

Monday, 28. October 2019

Antiterrorism Act

With the Federal Law on Police Measures to Combat Terrorism passed by the Federal Parliament, there is a danger that social racism will manifest itself more strongly in the institutions of the police.

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Friday, 12. July 2019

BOOK ON RACIAL PROFILING

This volume brings together scientific, artistic and activist contributions on the social background and effects of racial profiling and the possibilities of intersectional anti-racist resistance.

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Wednesday, 12. June 2019

STUDY ON RACIAL PROFILING

The empirical basis of the present study is formed by interviews with people in Switzerland who are affected by discriminatory police stops. Rapport d'évaluation du groupe de recherche collaborative sur le profilage racial en Suisse.

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Tuesday, 18. September 2018

MEDIA RELEASE – ECHR

Mohamed Wa Baile filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) at the end of this week. The Swiss courts were not prepared to set the limits required by human rights for the police practice of racial profiling.

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Tuesday, 15. May 2018

Racial Profiling in Switzerland

"I am lucky to be alive".
International Racial Profiling in Switzerland - Wilson A. wants to hold racist officials accountable

News

Sunday, 08. April 2018

STATEMENT - CASE WILSON A.

The Wilson A. case shows: The police and judicial system is institutionally racist. The Zurich public prosecutor's office wanted to close the case several times, although there were clear indications of a violation of the criminal offense of endangering life.

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Wednesday, 17. May 2017

ALTERNATIVE REPORT – ICCPR

This report by the Alliance against Racial Profiling concerning Switzerland’s fourth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was compiled and edited by a committee of the Alliance against Racial Profiling.

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