Shining a light where nefarious people prefer their activities to remain hidden in the shadows, denouncing harmful actions and proposing specific solutions: these are Public Eye’s aims. Through our research, advocacy and campaigning, we express the voice of close to 27,000 members in calling for a responsible Switzerland.
For 50 years, Public Eye has shed light on human rights violations perpetrated by Swiss companies abroad. It conducts investigations with tenacity and reveals cases of corruption and illegal and illegitimate business models that prejudice the populations of other countries. We do not stop by pointing out these wrongdoings; we advocate for regulations that better tackle the root causes of inequality.
Public Eye was founded in 1968 based on the Berne Declaration manifesto. The association is currently supported by some 27,000 members. The responsibilities of the general assembly and the Governing Board are laid down in the organisation’s statutes. Public Eye has two secretariats, in Lausanne and Zurich, that jointly deal with members and donations in Italian-speaking Switzerland.