Zurich Airport: Night traffic must be reviewed

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Zurich Airport: Night traffic must be reviewed

The Federal Administrative Court largely upholds the appeal against the partial approval of the 2014 operating regulations of Zurich Airport. The noise exposure in the evening and nighttime hours was not properly mapped and must be determined anew.

Simplified naturalisation not (yet) accessible to registered partners

Simplified naturalisation not (yet) accessible to registered partners

The Federal Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the State Secretariat for Migration not to consider an application for simplified naturalisation filed by a man living in a registered partnership. At the same time, the Court found that this decision violated the prohibition of discrimination under international law and waived the appellant’s legal costs.

Entry ban reduced to eight years for Bulat Chagaev

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Entry ban reduced to eight years for Bulat Chagaev

The Federal Administrative Court sets the expiry date of Bulat Chagaev’s ban on entering Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Schengen Area for 26 August 2026.

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Swisscom: Sanction largely upheld

In 2015, the Swiss Competition Commission sanctioned Swisscom with an amount of CHF 7.9 million for abusing its dominant market position in the context of a tender of the Swiss Post. The Federal Administrative Court essentially rejects the appeal against that ruling but reduces the amount to be paid to approximately CHF 7.4 million.

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.

Islamist 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.


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