Update: 05.06.2014

European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): Implementation in Switzerland

Adopted on 4 December 1950
Entry into force on 3 September 1953
Ratified by all 47 CoE member States

For Switzerland:
RS 0.101.1 (RO 1974 2151)
Signed on 21 December 1972
Ratified on 28 November 1974
Entry into force on 28 November 1974
Dispatch of 4 March 1974: BBl 1974 I 1035 (in German) / FF 1974 I 1020 (in French)
No reservations, declarations and objections

Official Text

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Monitoring

The Convention also establishes an international enforcement machinery. To ensure the observance of the engagements undertaken by the Parties, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has been set up. It deals with individual and inter-State petitions. At the request of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Court may also give advisory opinions concerning the interpretation of the Conventions and the protocols thereto.

Switzerland is represented at the European Court by the Federal Office of Justice (Division of Foreign Affairs). Applications as well as further information can be found there, as well as on this page.

  • Person of contact: Frank Schürmann, phone 031 322 41 50, E-mail / Secretariat, phone 031 322 40 92.

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