Thursday, September 22, 2016

Court-martial jurisdiction in Switzerland

The Swiss military justice website includes this summary of jurisdiction:
The scope of application of the military criminal law is limited to the armed forces and the Border Guard and their organisations and to the members of the national security services. The list of offences therefore does not include typical civilian crimes, such as crimes against the family, offences against official or professional duties, or debt collection and bankruptcy frauds. If a member the armed forces or member of the Border Guard commits a crime of this type during his term of service, he will remain subject to the civilian criminal code and to the jurisdiction of the civilian courts.
Note the various categories: jurisdiction over which government entities, which personnel, and which offenses. 

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