Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Section D. Prompt appearance before a judge or judicial officer
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 in the section on remand detention:
Art. 225 Detention proceedings before the compulsory measures court
1. On receipt of the application from the public prosecutor, the compulsory measures court shall immediately arrange a private hearing with the public prosecutor, the accused and his or her defence agent; it may require the public prosecutor to participate.
Art. 226 Decision of the compulsory measures court
1. The compulsory measures court decides immediately, but at the latest within 48 hours of receipt of the application.