Switzerland votes against putting ‘Swiss Law First’

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Swiss voters have rejected a plan to put Swiss court rulings ahead of international ones. However, they approved of allowing insurers to spy on customers and against a ban on the dehorning of cows.

  • DW

Some 66 percent of voters and all of the country’s 26 cantons voted on Sunday against the “Swiss law, not foreign judges” measure.

The measure, backed by rightwing groups, called for domestic law to be placed above international law, a move that opponents claim would damage the neutral country’s global standing.

The anti-migrant, right wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) had sought to portray the…

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