Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section B. Individual civil liability
Switzerland’s Criminal Procedure Code (2007), as amended to 2012, which regulates the prosecution and adjudication by the federal and cantonal criminal justice authorities of offences under federal law, including war crimes, states:
1. The person suffering harm may bring civil claims based on the offence as a private claimant in the criminal proceedings.
2. The relatives of the victim have the same right provided they bring their own civil claims against the accused.