National Implementation of IHL
Federal Law on the implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2015
Arrêté fédéral portant approbation et mise en oeuvre de la Convention internationale pour la protection de toutes les personnes contre les disparitions forcées du 18 décembre 2015

18.12.2015
Yes
Feuille fédérale, No 51, 31 décembre 2015, p. 8767-8774 https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/federal-gazette/2015/8767.pdf (last accessed on 16.02.2016)

Summary
On 18 December 2015, the Swiss Federal Assembly adopted the Federal Law on the implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The Law approves the ratification of the Convention by the Federal Council and contains provisions aiming at its faithful implementation under Swiss law.
In particular, Article 2 provides that a person is considered as disappeared when deprived of liberty under the mandate or consent of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law. Moreover, Article 3 creates an obligation to maintain register of individuals deprived of liberty, while Article 4 establishes a network between the federal authorities and the local governments (cantons) in order to facilitate exchange of information when a person disappear. Finally, the legislation amends the Penal Code of Switzerland by criminalizing enforced disappearance under Articles 185bis and 260bis thereby created.

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