The Swiss Foundation of the ISS

© Corine BugnonWith its network active in 140 countries, the Swiss Foundation of the ISS provides help on a transnational scale to children and families facing social and/or legal problems.


Our main concern is that every child can grow up safely, in a stable family environment giving him the best possible perspectives for the future.


Our main fields of intervention: Protection of Children - The Rights of Parents - Child Abduction - Alimony Payments - International Adoption - Search of Origin - Binational Couples - Unaccompanied Minor Refugees - Immigration Law.

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IFCO European Conference 2014

The European Conference 2014 of the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is going to be held on August 26-29 in Waterford City (Ireland). Chosen theme: “Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family-based Services”.

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Swiss network of children rights

NGOs report to the Children rights Committee

The Swiss network of children rights – of which ISS is an active member – publishes its report on children rights implementation in Switzerland. The report highlights the different fields where children rights are not guaranteed in Switzerland.

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Separated children in Switzerland

Exhibition " Unaccompanied Minors in Switzerland ? And then ... "

Each year, 300 to 600 unaccompanied minors arrive in Switzerland . Who are these children and young people who migrate alone ? What is their voice? What are their rights ? At the heart of the current revision of the law on asylum , what is our responsibility as the host country in light of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ? The " Unaccompanied Minors exhibition in Switzerland ? And then ... " illustrates the worrying situation of these children and adolescents who are outside their country of origin without their parents or their legal representative.

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Swiss law on child abduction

The child’s interest comes first

Asked to comment on Swiss law on child abduction, ISS notes that Switzerland does not apply it’s own law properly as it does not refer to mediation and the child’s interest systematically.

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Happy New Year 2014!

This year, we continued our work in favour of children and families in need of support in transnational legal and social disputes, together with our partners in Switzerland and throughout the world.

We strived, for each of our activities, to find the best conditions to guaran­tee that children can grow up safely, in a stable family environment giving them the best possible perspectives to become responsible and autonomous adults in the future.

We could only achieve this through our joint efforts! Your support and cooperation allow us to continue our work with conviction, and we are sincerely grateful.

We send you, and your loved ones, our best wishes for the New Year 2014.

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