Switzerland’s migration policy already implements the recommendations set out in the Global Compact for Migration. On 10 October 2018, the Federal Council therefore issued a statement, with certain caveats, that it had decided to adopt the agreement. The Federal Council has also decided to present the matter to Parliament for consultation as required by law.
At its meeting on 21 November 2018, the Federal Council also decided to reject any motions requiring it to submit a federal decree which would allow Parliament to determine whether or not the Global Pact for Migration should be adopted. The Federal Council takes the view that such a determination falls within its constitutional remit (Article 184 para. 1 of the Federal Constitution), subject to the rights of participation of the Federal Assembly.
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