National Implementation of IHL
Federal law amending federal statutes in view of the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 2010
Loi fédérale portant modification de lois fédérales en vue de la mise en œuvre du Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale du 18 juin 2010

18.06.2010
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http://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/federal-gazette/2010/3889.pdf  (last accessed on 10.06.2013)

Summary
On 18 June 2010, the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation adopted the Federal law amending the federal statutes in view of the implementation of the
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.4 The new law amends the Penal Code, the Military Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure of 5 October 2007,
the Act of 20 March 1981 on Mutual Assistance on International Crimes, and the Military Criminal Procedure of 20 March 1979, in order to implement the
Rome Statute and provide for universal jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
The law provides for penalties for war crimes, including, among others, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, attacks against civilians and civilian objects, mis-administration of medical treatment, sexual violations and outrages upon personal dignity, recruitment and use of child soldiers, prohibited methods
of war, use of prohibited weapons, breaking the armistice, and delay in the repatriation of prisoners of war.
It also provides Switzerland the duty to try a suspect before national courts in those cases of crimes committed abroad, regardless of the nationality of the
perpetrator or the victim, when the suspect is found in Switzerland, and is neither extradited to another state nor surrendered to an international criminal court whose jurisdiction is recognized by Switzerland.

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