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Switzerland (42nd Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people. This report outlines how the permissibility of assisted suicide in Switzerland stands in flagrant violation of both the values enshrined in the Swiss Constitution and international human rights, including the principles of equality and non-discrimination. Assisted suicide is an affront to human dignity and violates the rights of persons in situations of vulnerability. Furthermore, the report identifies the inadequate provision of palliative care, suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention resources and programs, the for-profit nature of the healthcare sector, and the role of media as key factors contributing to increasing suicide rates in the country.