Throughout his career, Baschi Dürr, lic. rer. pol. (Basel University), has worked inter alia at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wirz Investor Relations, F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Farner Consulting. Politically active for over 20 years, he was a member of the Basel Parliament since 2003. In 2012, aged 35, Baschi Dürr was elected to the Government of Basel.
State Councillor Baschi Dürr has been heading the Department of Justice and Security of the Canton of Basel-Stadt for three years. Aside from the emergency services (police, fire brigade and ambulance service), the department also comprises the Migration, Residents Registration, Civil Registry and Commercial Register Offices, the penal system, the prison regime and the administrative supervision of the Public Prosecutor’s Office.