Swiss won’t vote on arms export ban proposal (Arms Trade)

Swiss won’t vote on arms export ban proposal (Arms Trade)

Campaigners seeking a ban on Swiss arms exports have withdrawn their initiative that aimed to stop weapons exports to countries in conflict. The broad alliance of political parties and non-governmental groups behind the proposal says it is pleased that parliament has agreed a compromise. “This is a great day for a credible Swiss peace policy,” the alliance declared. ”We therefore withdraw the initiative.” The announcement came after a slim majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday refused to grant the government the right to decide on exceptions to a ban. The Senate had already agreed a legal amendment earlier this year. In a bid to avoid a parliamentary decision, Economics Minister Guy Parmelin had argued that the government needed a free hand and that it was in the interest of the country’s export industry. Parmelin had also warned that the initiative might prompt weapons manufacturers to leave Switzerland and that it jeopardised the production of weapons for the…

Read: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/swiss-won-t-vote-on-arms-export-ban-proposal/46950044

Swiss parliament scraps import duties on industrial products (Trade in goods)

Swiss parliament scraps import duties on industrial products

The price of a new car or electrical appliance imported into Switzerland looks set to drop following parliament’s decision to remove import duties on certain industrial goods. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives followed an earlier Senate decision to scrap customs duties on imported industrial products. The formal measure was taken as part of efforts to tackle Switzerland’s unenviable reputation as a “high price island”. Swiss prices are notoriously high for many products and services when compared globally. In 2020, overall price levels for consumer goods and services in Switzerland were 70% above the European Union average, according to Eurostat. Household appliances were 26% more expensive than the EU average, while prices for cars, motorbikes and bicycles were 6% higher; food prices were 65% higher. Companies also complain they are charged more for the same supplies than EU competitors. Removing customs duties will cost the Swiss government an estimated CHF560…

Read: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/swiss-parliament-scraps-import-duties-on-industrial-products/46949788

Kidnapping of Eitan, legal aunt: we activate the Hague Convention [Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction]

Kidnapping of Eitan, legal aunt: we activate the Hague Convention [Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction]

Read: https://www.italy24news.com/local/184432.html

Read: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58541644

Turkey ignores European Court of Human Rights ruling

Turkey ignores European Court of Human Rights ruling

Turkey has refused to release jailed human rights defender Osman Kavala despite a ruling by the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights. “In the face of Turkey’s persistent and flagrant defiance of its obligation to implement the Kavala judgment, the Committee of Ministers should trigger infringement proceedings against Turkey,” said Aisling Reidy, senior legal adviser at Human Rights Watch, in a statement on Monday.

Read: https://euobserver.com/tickers/152907

Read: https://www.dw.com/en/turkey-must-free-jailed-rights-activist-osman-kavala-rules-eu-court/a-51607735

INVITATION: PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES EVENT: NAVI PILLAY | “My Life as a Judge on the ICTR and ICC: Did I Make a Difference?” | 27 September 2021 18:30 – 20:00 (ONLINE)

INVITATION: PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES EVENT: NAVI PILLAY | “My Life as a Judge on the ICTR and ICC: Did I Make a Difference?” | 27 September 2021 18:30 – 20:00 (ONLINE)

Public Lecture Series:“Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary” “My Life as a Judge on the ICTR and ICC: Did I Make a Difference?” Monday 27 September 2021 l 18:30 – 20:00 Online event via Zoom
The SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham , continues to host its monthly public lecture series on “Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary”. The series aims to reflect on the lack of diversity in the international judiciary —especially gender diversity—, which raises concerns not just in terms of descriptive representation and symbolic self-identification, but also regarding unconscious bias and systemic privileging of specific ideologies or positions in the process of adjudication. The lectures will run from March 2021 until Spring 2022.
   
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Multinational corporation “Lafarge” loses bid to dismiss ‘crimes against humanity’ case in Syria before French High Court

La multinationale “Lafarge” perd concernant sa demande de rejet de l’affaire pour “crimes contre l’humanité” en Syrie devant la Court of Cassation en France

Read: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210907-french-firm-lafarge-loses-bid-to-dismiss-crimes-against-humanity-case-in-syria

UN urged to retain Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar ambassador (UN’s credentials committee)

Des groupes de la société civile demandent à l’ONU de conserver Kyaw Moe Tun comme ambassadeur du Myanmar (commission de vérification des pouvoirs de l’ONU)

Civil society groups in Myanmar and overseas say Kyaw Moe Tun has been ‘crucial’ voice for country’s people and government overthrown by the military.

Read: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/13/un-urged-to-retain-kyaw-moe-tun-as-myanmar-ambassador

L’Office fédéral de l’aviation civile OFAC recherche un/e: Expert/e Réglementation et gestion de l’espace aérien (OACI, Union européenne, AESA, EUROCONTROL)

L’Office fédéral de l’aviation civile OFAC recherche un/e: Expert/e Réglementation et gestion de l’espace aérien (OACI, Union européenne, AESA, EUROCONTROL)

80 – 100% / Ittigen ou Zurich-Aéroport Faites avancer la Suisse!
Par votre expertise, vous contribuez à la réglementation, à l’aménagement et au développement de l’espace aérien suisse.

Vos tâches

  • Diriger et participer à des projets stratégiques, des projets de mise en œuvre et des groupes de travail spécialisés sur la réglementation
  • Réaliser et évaluer des auditions, notamment des usagers de l’espace aérien
  • Élaborer des éléments de base (exigence, plans et politiques) et veiller à leur mise en œuvre
  • Participer à des processus de réglementation sur les plans nationaux et internationaux, à la mise en œuvre et à l’interprétation des normes
  • Représenter la Suisse au sein d’organisations internationales et influencer les orientations internationales

Votre profil

  • Diplôme d’une haute école ou d’une haute école spécialisés ou formation dans le domaine de l’aviation
  • Solides connaissances des structures de l’espace aérien et des règles de l’air, expérience des questions de gestion du trafic aérien (ATM). Une connaissance de concepts tels que SESAR, advanced FUA, etc. serait un atout. Bonne connaissance des cadres réglementaires suisse et internationaux (OACI, Union européenne, AESA, EUROCONTROL)
  • Expérience de la gestion de projets et facultés d’analyse ; capacité à hiérarchiser les tâches
  • Grandes compétences sociales, focalisation sur les objectifs et la recherche de solutions et sens des responsabilités. Assurance et capacité à communiquer dans un style impeccable et adapté au public-cible
  • Bonnes connaissances actives d’au moins deux langues officielles et si possible connaissances passives d’une troisième langue officielle et très bonnes connaissances d’anglais

Informations complémentaires

Pour de plus amples renseignements veuillez vous adresser à :

Mme Marianne Zwahlen, responsable Personnel, tél. 058 465 90 78. Numéro de référence: 46793

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À propos de nous

L’Office fédéral de l’aviation civile (OFAC) est chargé de la surveillance de l’aviation civile en Suisse et du développement durable de l’aviation civile. Il contribue à maintenir un niveau élevé de sécurité et crée les conditions permettant de relier de manière optimale la Suisse au reste du monde. L’OFAC est un office du Département fédéral de l’environnement, des transports, de l’énergie et de la communication (DETEC).
En tant que collaborateur ou collaboratrice de l’OFAC, vous faites avancer la Suisse. Vous assumez vos responsabilités tout en contribuant à la bonne marche de notre pays. L’OFAC vous offre un cadre de travail moderne et flexible dans lequel vous contribuerez de manière significative à la sécurité de la Suisse et à son intégration internationale. + plus d’informations L’administration fédérale est attentive aux différents parcours de vie et besoins de ses collaboratrices et collaborateurs et en favorise la diversité. Elle accorde la plus haute priorité à l’égalité de traitement.

Les personnes francophones et italophones étant sous-représentées dans notre unité administrative, nous nous réjouissons de recevoir leur candidature.

New ISDS case map launched

New ISDS case map launched

The NGOs Bilaterals.org and Friends of the Earth International have partnered together to create a new tool to support social movements, researchers, journalists and policy makers to analyse the impact of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in trade and investment agreements: the ISDS case map. The map is hosted on the ISDS platform at bilaterals.org, a collective initiative of numerous organisations.