- Federal courts of Switzerland
The federal judiciary of
Switzerlandconsists of the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Administrative Court. These courts are charged with the application of Swiss federal law through the judicial process.
The Federal Supreme Court in
Lausanneis established in the Swiss Federal Constitutionas the supreme judicial authority of Switzerland. It is the court of appeal for all decisions of the cantonal courts of last instance, and also for most decisions of the two federal courts of first instance.
The Federal Criminal Court in
Bellinzonatries the (relatively few) criminal cases subject to federal criminal jurisdiction, such as cases involving organised crime, terrorismand crimes against federal institutions. It also decides in disputes between cantonal prosecuting authorities. The Federal Administrative Court in Bernereviews decisions made in application of federal administrative law that have been issued by federal and in some cases by cantonal authorities.
* [http://www.admin.ch/index.html?lang=en Web portal of the Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation]
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