This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
- Criminal Code
In French, German and Italian
- Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
- Federal Supreme Court Decisions
Decisions from 1975 to the present in German, French and Italian. Official citation and pagination as well as a full-text search is available.
Contains machine-produced English translations of the legislation of Switzerland. Warning: Machine-based translations should not be relied upon in important documents and writings.
- Legislationline, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Contains English translations of Switzerland's constitution, criminal code, code of criminal procedure and a variety of human rights oriented legislation.
Current Session's Tentative version of the Official Bulletin. Also includes bilateral treaties with EU. It contains the Swiss Federal Code and an overview over all Swiss parliamentary and executive institutions.
- RIA Worldwide Tax and Commercial Law
Use the 'Table of Contents' tab to navigate to this title. Countries arranged in alphabetic order. Includes the full text of the tax and commercial law of Switzerland in English.
- Schweizerische Zeitschrift fürStrafrecht
Articles and cases from all courts
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Swisslex has extensive full-text Swiss case law and legislation at the federal and canton level, an extensive list of law journals, and legal commentary searchable by keyword and fields. Includes materials in German and French.
- Systematic Compendium of Swiss Federal Law
Official site of the Swiss Government. Planned to contain all federal laws with a search engine searching by law number. Currently, free of charge. Texts can be viewed in html format or in pdf format, readable with acrobat reader. The database contains the Constitution, laws, and ordinances in French, German, and Italian.
- Trade Register
Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning with KKW.