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Child marriages When children forced to marry stay married

Marriages involving minors must be annulled, according to Swiss law. Exceptions are permitted if it seems to be in the child’s best interests.

Criminal law Why men can’t be rape victims in Switzerland

Parliament launched discussions about a legal reform of criminal law in the definition of rape.

Newspaper report Russian agents ‘tried to spy on Swiss chemicals lab’

Media report: two Russian agents suspected of trying to spy on a Swiss laboratory were arrested in the Netherlands and expelled early this year.