The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

  Country profile: SWITZERLAND

CEPEJ Member


National Correspondents


Secrétaire Général suppléant

Tribunal fédéral suisse



Deputy member

Lorenzo EGLOFF

Adjoint du Secrétaire Général du Tribunal fédéral suisse




Isabel ZODER

Docteur en droit

c/o Office fédéral de la statistique

Section criminalité et droit pénal



Secrétaire Général suppléant

Tribunal fédéral suisse

Member of the Lisbon Network


Pilot Court

Jacques-André GUY
Membre de la Direction de l'Académie suisse de la magistrature
+ 41 79 678 52 54


Richteramt Dorneck-Thierstein
Herrn Präsident Markus Christ
Amthausstrasse 15
Postfach 139
CH-4143 Dornach 1
+41 (0)61 704 70 45
+41 (0)61 704 70 55

Organisation Chart of the Court


Patrick BECKER
Secrétaire général
République et canton de Genève
Pouvoir Judiciaire
6. rue de l'Athénée
Case postale 3966
1211 GENEVE 3
+41 (0)22 327 62 62
+41 (0)22 327 62 85;

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Links to relevant Institutions



Federal Court

Federal Office of Justice

Pouvoir judiciaire genevois


Legal texts (Codes, laws, regulations etc.) (federal law) (cantonal law)
Case-law of the higher court/s (Chapter "jurisprudence")
Other documents (e.g. forms) (Chapter "recours électronique" which contains notably a procedural form)


Recent developments in the judicial field

Reports on the implementation of the CEPEJ guidelines for judicial time management in 7 pilot courts / institutions (Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom) (March 2011)

A new law on the federal court is to come into force in 2007, concerning in particular access to the Federal Court: simplification of the appeals procedure (the number of types of appeals is to be reduced from 20 to 4), possibility of communicating with the Court electronically, all court decisions to be referred to a court of appeal at cantonal level before they can be referred to the Federal Court.

Organisational chart of the system of justice