Providing legal advice to children and young people requires particular expertise and a high degree of specialisation. What is it that enables us to advise children, to mediate, to make recommendations and to initiate further reform towards a child-friendly legal system? Here, we offer an insight into the skills profile of our advisors.
Our CEO Irène Inderbitzin explains in an interview why children’s rights haven’t been adequately implemented in Switzerland and why the Ombuds Office for Children’s Rights Switzerland is key to improving the situation for affected children and young people.
What is it all about?
The Swiss Parliament passed ‘Marriage for all’ in December 2020. Thousands of children are already living in same-sex families in Switzerland. The amendments to the Swiss Civil Code (in German) include:
Every year, thousands of children in Switzerland witness domestic violence between their parents or other family members. They suffer direct psychological abuse, sometimes resulting in life-long trauma. Even if these children are not directly affected by the physical violence themselves, they are still victims.