Administration of Justice

CIA World Factbook: Switzerland

Updated in 2006, this is a useful reference source for Switzerland, from the CIA Factbook. There are statistics and facts on its history, geography, people, health, law, economic and social conditions.

Law and Justice: In a Nutshell

The Swiss Federal Statistical Office provides this clearing house of crime and penal statistics. In English, French and German.

Statistics Switzerland

Includes economic indicators, law and justice statistics, population and labor information in French, German, and English.

Statistical Data on Switzerland
This report provides a brief statistical snapshot of crime and criminal justice statistics for Switzerland. In English.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Switzerland
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Switzerland

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Switzerland, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Juvenile Justice

Self-Reported Juvenile Delinquency in Switzerland in 2006: Overview and Explanations

This paper presents the results of the second national self-reported juvenile delinquency survey conducted in Switzerland. The first part of this paper includes a brief sociodemographic and economic description of the country, while the rest of the paper is dedicated to the presentation of the methodology applied in Switzerland and the main results of the survey.