Press releases 2021


Residence permits rightly refused

The Federal Administrative Court has upheld the refusal to approve the granting of residence permits to a former high-ranking Venezuelan official and his family. The court considers that the applicant represents a threat to public order and safety in Switzerland and may harm the country's reputation and international relations.


Chlorothalonil: Second interim order

The Federal Administrative Court grants Syngenta Agro AG's requests for precautionary measures. For the time being the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office is required to refrain from denoting four degradation products of chlorothalonil as being "toxicologically relevant".


Dublin procedure: judgment on the right to family life

In accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to family life needs to be taken into consideration in the Dublin procedure even if a family member in Switzerland does not have a secure right of residence. This is what the Federal Administrative Court has decided in a landmark judgment.


Residence permit extension denied for French doctor

The Federal Administrative Court has rejected a request from a French doctor to extend his residence permit. The court ruled that as a result of previous convictions and ongoing criminal proceedings, this individual presents a real threat to public order in Switzerland, especially for those covered by national health insurance.


Appeal by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd granted

For the time being, Pilatus does not have to discontinue its support of maintenance and repair services in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This is the decision of the Swiss Federal Administrative Court.


Asylum granted to well-known couple from Kazakhstan

The Federal Administrative Court is granting asylum to a Kazakh couple who are now divorced. It rules that the couple, who previously held high-ranking positions in the Kazakh regime, are at risk of being subject to unfair criminal proceedings if they return to the country.


Italian group request for administrative assistance in tax matters is admissible

The Federal Administrative Court rejects the appeal of two Italian taxpayers and confirms that their bank details can be sent to the Italian tax authority. The Italian group request for administrative assistance in tax matters regarding so-called “recalcitrant Italian taxpayers” which are identified based on a behavioural model is admissible.



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