Legislative Activities

Markus Schefer

Switzerland is a federal state. In order to implement the CRPD, each Canton needs to pass legislation giving direct effect to the Convention. Until very recently, no Swiss Canton has passed comprehensive legislation conferring individual rights against all forms of discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Markus Schefer and his team have been instrumental in convincing Cantons to draft such legislation, and have been intimately involved in writing and - in some Cantons - passing and implementing such legislation.