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Swiss Peace Supporter 2/2019

On 23 June 1999, the Federal Council made the decision to participate in the UN military peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Since then, 620 women and 7,880 men have been involved in peacekeeping operations with the ‘Swiss Company’, abbreviated to SWISSCOY. This latest edition of ‘Swiss Peace Supporter’ tracks the progress of the peacekeeping mission. It also includes eye-witness reports of election monitoring in Ukraine and Nigeria.



Swiss Peace Supporter 1/2019

Switzerland's successful history of international peace support operations began 30 years ago with a contingent dispatched to the United Nations mission in Namibia. This edition of Swiss Peace Supporter looks back on the contributions made by Switzerland to peace support operations since 1989. A captivating account by Adolf Ogi and reports from the field will give you an insight into Switzerland's engagement in the UN.



The relation between international law and national law in Switzerland

By looking at examples, the brochure explains the interaction between international law and Swiss law. Where and when does which law apply and how does one influence the other?



The ABC of International Humanitarian Law

The ABCs of International Humanitarian Law is essentially a glossary of terms explaining the key concepts of international humanitarian law, which is also known as the law of armed conflict. The brochure offers, beside the glossary, a short introduction on the development and area of application of this special field of international law.




Switzerland in space: Cutting-edge research and high-tech solutions – for everyday life

Switzerland is at the forefront of international space travel. Hardly a space mission takes place nowadays where Swiss expertise is not present. Space travel is also an essential part of everyday life. The brochure gives examples from research, industry and daily life showing the importance for us of space travel and Switzerland’s involvement in it.





Practice Guide to International Treaties

The present Guide describes as completely as possible the rules and practice followed by Switzerland in the field of treaties. It is primarily for practitioners of the federal administration, in Switzerland and in the representations abroad.The present Guide describes as completely as possible the rules and practice followed by Switzerland in the field of treaties. It is primarily for practitioners of the federal administration, in Switzerland and in the representations abroad.



Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict

Rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to civilians in armed conflict zones is essential. However, it is often impeded or refused. In two publications Switzerland advocates improvements in this area: The Manual provides a summary of the relevant rules of international law; the Guidelines are designed for humanitarian practitioners concerned with the question of access.



Humanitarian Access in situations of armed conflict

Rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to civilians in armed conflict zones is essential. However, it is often impeded or refused. In two publications Switzerland advocates improvements in this area: The Manual provides a summary of the relevant rules of international law; the Guidelines are designed for humanitarian practitioners concerned with the question of access.



Handbook on accepting the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice

The handbook, created by Switzerland and six Partner States, emphasizes the benefits of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the peaceful settlement of disputes and aims at facilitating the access to the ICJ for interested States. The handbook contains examples of declarations for accepting the jurisdiction of the ICJ that may be used and adapted by the States at their discretion.


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