The Federal Council wants to export weapons to civil war countries with immediate effect. This decision violates Switzerland's humanitarian tradition. This is unacceptable! We are therefore looking for 25,000 people who are willing to collect 4 signatures each against this decision. When we reach this goal, we jointly launch the Correction Initiative! Are you there?
Text for the initiative against arms exports to civil war countries (correction initiative)
Attention: This is the text submitted to the Federal Chancellery. There may still be editorial changes.
Large parts of the initiative text correspond to the war materiel ordinance in force today (Art. 5).
The Federal Constitution is supplemented as follows: Art. 107 BV: Arms and war material ( paras 2, 3 and 4 new )
The Confederation issues regulations against the misuse of weapons, weapons and ammunition.
It issues regulations in the form of a federal law on the manufacture, procurement and distribution as well as on the import, export and transit of war material.
Foreign transactions with war material are forbidden in particular, if
the country of destination is involved in an internal or international armed conflict; The law may provide exceptions, namely for:
democratic countries with an export control regime comparable to Switzerland.
Countries that are involved in conflicts only under a UN mandate.
the country of destination systematically and seriously violates human rights;
there is a high risk in the country of destination that the war material to be used is used against the civilian population; or
there is a high risk in the country of destination that the war material to be exported is passed on to an unwanted final recipient.
By way of derogation from paragraph 3, the law may provide for exceptions for individual handguns and handguns with their ammunition provided that the weapons are used exclusively for private or sporting purposes.
Transitional provisions to Art. 107 (2), (3) and (4) BV
If the relevant statutory provisions do not enter into force within three years after the adoption of Article 107 (2), (3) and (4) by the people and classes, the Federal Council shall issue the necessary implementing provisions by ordinance; These apply until the entry into force of the statutory provisions.