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About Thomas W. Bechtler

Dr. Thomas W. Bechtler is an entrepreneur and investor based in Switzerland. He is chairman of the Human Rights Watch Committee, Zurich.

Articles by Thomas W. Bechtler

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The danger of majority tyranny

Switzerland's democracy lies nearer to the dividing line between direct democracy and tyranny of the majority than most. Last year's decision to outlaw minarets reflects the dangers of crossing that line
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