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Taylor Has Been Denied Political Asylum In Switzerland

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The Swiss Constitution

The Swiss Constitution

As a holder of an Ausländerausweis "B" Swiss residence permit, David Chase Taylor is entitled to the same rights and protections under the Swiss Constitution as a Swiss citizen.

Despite Taylor’s many attempts to communicate with and meet with the Migration Office of the Canton of Zürich via letters, emails and calls, Taylor has been denied due process in his case for political asylum, a clear violation of the Migration Office's legal responsibility under Swiss law.

Current Violations of Taylor's Rights under the Swiss Constitution

According to the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, David Chase Taylor's basic civil and constitutional rights have been repeatedly violated in regards to his case for political asylum in Switzerland.

1. Taylor's right to equal treatment before the law has been denied (Art. 8, Sec. 1)
2. Taylor's right to not be discriminated against based on political convictions has been denied (Art. 8, Sec. 2)
3. Taylor's right to equal and fair treatment in judicial and administrative proceedings has been denied (Art. 29, Sec. 1)
4. Taylor's right to have his case for asylum decided within a reasonable time has been denied (Art. 29, Sec. 1)
5. Taylor's right to have his case for asylum be heard has been denied (Art. 29, Sec. 2)
6. Taylor's right to have free legal advice, assistance, and representation has been denied (Art. 29, Sec. 3)
7. Taylor's right to petition the authorities without prejudice has been denied (Art. 33, Sec. 1)
8. Taylor's right to receive receipt of petitions to authorities has been denied (Art. 33, Sec. 2)
9. Taylor's fundamental rights have not been upheld throughout the legal system (Art. 35, Sec. 1)
10. Employees acting on behalf of the state have denied Taylor his fundamental rights and have forsaken their duty to contribute to their implementation (Art. 35, Sec. 2)

Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation

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Article 8: Equality before the Law


1. Everyone shall be equal before the law.
2. No one may be discriminated against, in particular on grounds of origin, race, gender, age, language, social position, way of life, religious, ideological, or political convictions, or because of a physical, mental or psychological disability (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 17: Freedom of the Media

1. Freedom of the press, radio and television and of other forms of dissemination of features and information by means of public telecommunications is guaranteed.
2. Censorship is prohibited.
3. The protection of sources is guaranteed (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 25: Protection against Expulsion, Extradition and Deportation

1. Swiss citizens may not be expelled from Switzerland and may only be extradited to a foreign authority with their consent.
2. Refugees may not be deported or extradited to a state in which they will be persecuted.
3. No one may be deported to a state in which they face the threat of torture or any other form of cruel or inhumane treatment or punishment (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 29: General Procedural Guarantees

1. Everyone has the right to equal and fair treatment in judicial and administrative proceedings and to have their case decided within a reasonable time.
2. Each party to a case has the right to be heard.
3. Anyone who does not have sufficient means has the right to free legal advice and assistance unless their case appears to have no prospect of success. If it is necessary in order to safeguard their rights, they also have the right to free legal representation in court (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 29a3: Guarantee of Access to the Courts

1. In a legal dispute, everyone has the right to have their case determined by a judicial authority. The Confederation and the Cantons may by law preclude the determination by the courts of certain exceptional categories of case (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 30: Judicial Proceedings

1. Anyone whose case falls to be judicially decided has the right to have their case heard by a legally constituted, competent, independent and impartial court. Ad hoc courts are prohibited.
2. Unless otherwise provided by law, anyone against whom civil proceedings have been raised has the right to have their case decided by a court within the jurisdiction in which they reside.
3. Unless the law provides otherwise, court hearings and the delivery of judgments shall be in public (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article
33: Right of Petition

1. Everyone has the right, without prejudice, to petition the authorities.
2. The authorities must acknowledge receipt of such petitions (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 34: Political Rights

1. Political rights are guaranteed.
2. The guarantee of political rights protects the freedom of the citizen to form an opinion and to give genuine expression to his or her will (Swiss Constitution, 2012).

Article 35: Upholding of Fundamental Rights

1. Fundamental rights must be upheld throughout the legal system.
2. Whoever acts on behalf of the state is bound by fundamental rights and is under a duty to contribute to their implementation.
3. The authorities shall ensure that fundamental rights, where appropriate, apply to relationships among private persons (Swiss Constitution, 2012).