Federal Supreme Court Act

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Basic data
Title: Federal law on the
federal court
Short title: Federal Supreme Court Act
Abbreviation: BGG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Switzerland
Legal matter: Constitutional law
legal collection (SR)
Original version from: June 17, 2005
Entry into force on: January 1, 2007
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Federal Law on the Federal Supreme Court ( Bundesgerichtsgesetz , BGG , SR 173.110) of June 17, 2005 regulates the position and organization of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court and the procedure before the Federal Supreme Court. The Federal Supreme Court Act is based on Articles 188 - 191c of the Federal Constitution .

The Federal Supreme Court Act came into force on January 1, 2007 and replaced the Federal Justice Act of December 16, 1943. The main change was the creation of a new system of appeal with a single complaint . The entry into force of the Federal Supreme Court Act formed part of a comprehensive judicial reform .


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