Press release 2022

08.06.2022

Sports on pay-TV: Sanction of CHF 71.8 million confirmed

In 2016, the Competition Commission imposed a sanction amounting to CHF 71.8 million on Swisscom, Cinetrade and Teleclub for anti-competitive behaviour in connection with football and ice hockey broadcasting. The Federal Administrative Court essentially dismisses the appeal and confirms the sanction to be paid.

29.04.2022

Dismissal confirmed for members of the Special Forces

The Federal Administrative Court (FAC) confirms the dismissal of four members of the Special Forces Command who refused vaccination against Covid-19.

27.04.2022

Stricter criteria for transfers to Greece

The Federal Court of Administration clarified its case law on the acceptability of enforcing the removal of recognised beneficiaries of protection to Greece. Henceforth, stricter criteria will apply in the case of vulnerable persons.

22.04.2022

Easing of requirements for Dublin transfers to Italy

In the framework of what are known as “take-charge” transfers pursuant to the Dublin Agreement, Swiss authorities no longer have to request preliminary guarantees, not even for persons with serious health problems who have not yet applied for asylum in Italy. The Federal Administrative Court has rendered this decision in a reference judgment.

21.04.2022

Judgment on the dismissal of an ETH professor

The Federal Administrative Court holds that the dismissal of a professor by ETH Zurich is neither unlawful nor gender discriminatory. However, since the dismissal was not preceded by a warning, the Court awarded the professor indemnification totaling eight months’ salary.

04.03.2022

Wolves of the Stagias pack may not be culled

In summer 2021, wolves killed a total of eleven sheep on the Alp Lavaz. But because three of the sheep were killed outside the protected pastureland, the Federal Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the Federal Office for the Environment not to permit the culling of three young wolves from the pack.

23.02.2022

Judgment on a reserved zone for future SBB maintenance facility

The Federal Office of Transport has designated a reserved zone in Arbedo-Castione for the construction of the future SBB maintenance facility. The Federal Administrative Court finds, that the appellants lack the right of appeal and declares their appeals inadmissible.

12.01.2022

Justitia 4.0: Judgement on the invitation to tender

The association «Digitale Gesellschaft» and a Swiss IT company lack the right of appeal against the invitation to tender for the planned judicial platform «Justitia.Swiss». The Federal Administration Court therefore dismisses their appeal without entering into the substance of the case.

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