Controversial events have led to the ETH again and again to demonstrations and partly also violence (see Box). In the result, the University has built up a private security service. An Amendment to the ETH law, the ETH house of police is now also a legal basis, such as "20 minutes" on Tuesday writes.
it is Planned that the ETH law also empowers the security service to interview persons and identity checks: individuals who act in violation of the regulations, to stop the security service, and signposts. According to the explanatory report of the Federal government, the security services perceive "police-related functions".
"This police is a total impudence"
"It is a tragic development that the ETH has to resort to such measures in order to prevent escalations", Matthias Amrhein, President of the Swiss student Association. The powers of the security service are not allowed to culminate in his opinion, in excessive controls. "To be problematic would be if the Demos were stopped, which take place in an orderly way." The students ' Association of the freedom of expression is, according to Amrhein. Also controversial speakers should be allowed to give the ETH a platform, so that the listeners can form an opinion.
"Security can be anyone, police officers are trained, however, democratically legitimized and controlled."Tamara Funiciello, Juso-President
For Juso-President Tamara Funiciello has lost a house police at the ETH nothing. "This police is a total joke. The state – and not just any security personnel – has the monopoly of violence," says Funiciello. That security services have received more and more powers, is dangerous. "Security can be anyone, police officers are trained, however, democratically legitimized and controlled." Funiciello, the freedom of expression at the ETH in danger. Many students would not dare in future to protest against controversial speakers. "Then we can pack. Conflicts are the core of a democracy."
security service to the de-escalation
The security service had the task to work to prevent situations from escalating, including the staff, accordingly, will be trained, at the ETH. Arte a Situation, the sun outside the area of responsibility or the skills of the service, to offer the service to the police.
According to the ETH, it has become in the last few years, demanding of the house rules, enforce them consistently, and to ensure the protection of the people. The ETH Zurich wants to be an open place for socially relevant discussions, would increasingly participate in well-known individuals from politics and business to occasions. Then, the security service of concern with the police for the safety "of Course, and the ETH remains a place where critical Thinking and criticism is allowed and encouraged."
(Taken from "20 minutes", edited by TA). ()
Created: 12.03.2019, 08:56 PM