- Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ( _de. Bundesgericht; _fr. Tribunal fédéral; _it. Tribunale federale; _rm. Tribunal federal) is the
supreme courtof Switzerland. It is located in Lausanne.
According to the
Constitution of Switzerland, the court has jurisdiction over violations of:
*cantonal constitutional rights;
*autonomy of municipalities, and other guarantees granted by the Cantons to public corporate bodies; and
*federal and cantonal provisions and political rights.
Because of an emphasis on
direct democracythrough referendum, the Constitution precludes the court from reviewing acts of the Federal Parliament, unless such review is specifically provided for by statute.
Current and former judges
Arthur Aeschlimann, President 2007-2008
Giusep Nay(born 1942), President 2005-2006, 1988-2006.
Bernard Corboz(born 1948), Vice-President 2005-2006, elected 1990.
Bundesgerichtshof: the Federal Court of Justice of Germany(supreme-court equivalent)
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