Practice Relating to Rule 126. Visits to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Switzerland’s Penal Code (1937), taking into account amendments entered into force up to 2011, which also contains a title on war crimes, states under the title “Execution of custodial sentences and custodial measures”:
1 The prison inmate has the right to receive visitors and to cultivate contacts with persons outside the institution. Contact with close relatives and friends shall be facilitated.
2 Contact may be monitored, and for the preservation of order and security in the penal institution it may be restricted or prohibited.
Switzerland’s Prison Rules (1985) states: “Detainees have the right to be visited once a week. The number of visitors is limited to two.”