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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20 years ago, on February 24 1997, the Swiss State ratified the Convention on the rights of the child!

The Convention on the rights of the child (CRC), which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20 1989, is the most ratified Convention in the world. This international instrument is revolutionary for its recognition of children as actors of society and of their rights.

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New safeparks on the horizon

After the success of the first three Safeparks set up in Mount Lebanon, we are now extending our project to other regions.

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Charter for international family mediation processes

ISS is pleased to introduce an international document developed by a group of family mediators and experts from all continents. The Charter for International Family Mediation Processes aims to enhance existing national or regional instruments and standards & ethics while adding a set of professional requirements specific to the cross-border context.

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Migrant Children: new website

Lausanne/Sion/Geneva/Bern, 23 January 2017 – The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) is launching its website! Their platform, offers information and resources for migrant children in Switzerland, as well as the professionals who work with them.

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5th ADEM Symposium on the theme of the harmonization of UAM care

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) gathered federal and cantonal authorities, institutions and representatives of NGOs on 10 November in Berne on the theme of harmonizing the care of unaccompanied minors in Switzerland.

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