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Complaint against compulsory masks on public transport rejected

Complaint against compulsory masks on public transport rejected

The Federal Administrative Court upheld the decision of the Federal Office for Public Health to dismiss a complaint filed by 396 private individuals without entering into the substance of the case. The latter had asked the Federal Office to declare that they were not obliged to wear a face mask on public transport.

Islamic terrorism: Revocation of Swiss citizenship justified

Islamic terrorism: Revocation of Swiss citizenship justified

The Federal Administrative Court confirms the revocation of Swiss citizenship from a Swiss-Turkish dual national who organised propaganda-based and proselytic activities on behalf of the “Jabhat Al-Nusra” terror group and helped two “foreign fighters” get to the Syria/Iraq war zone. The court finds that the appellant’s actions caused significant harm to Switzerland’s national interests and reputation.

Member of the ‘Ndrangheta barred from entry to Switzerland for 20 years

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Member of the ‘Ndrangheta barred from entry to Switzerland for 20 years

The Federal Administrative Court has upheld the decision of the Federal Office of Police imposing a twenty-year ban on entry to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on an influential member of the 'Ndrangheta. The Court ruled that the Italian national represents a serious threat to Switzerland’s internal and external security.


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Hardship case: residence permit extended for a transgender Mauritian national

The Federal Administrative Court has approved the extension of the residence permit for a transgender Mauritian national for important personal reasons. Since her country of origin does not recognise transgender persons, the Court deemed that the appellant’s reintegration and medical follow-up would be in jeopardy if she were to return to Mauritius.

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Risk of damage for Switzerland with regard to access to official documents

Swiss Export Risk Insurance has rightly denied a journalist access to official documents on the basis of an exemption in the Freedom of Information Act. The Federal Administrative Court made the decision.

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Cough medicine containing psychoactive substances not to be sold in drugstores

The Federal Administrative Court has issued two pilot judgments supporting Swissmedic’s decision to classify certain cough medicines as prescription-only medications. Their active substances are classed as psychoactive and may only be dispensed by doctors and pharmacists in accordance with the revised legislation on therapeutic products.


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