Heinz Aemisegger

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Heinz Aemisegger (born January 7, 1947 ) is a Swiss lawyer, former federal judge and President of the Federal Supreme Court , the highest court in Switzerland. He is a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP) .


After completing his law studies at the University of Zurich in 1972 when he was admitted to the bar for the Canton of Schaffhausen , he was first secretary of the Higher Court of the Canton of Schaffhausen and then between 1973 and 1975 as a legal employee of the Swiss Association for Regional Planning. In 1975 he was appointed judge at the higher court of the canton of Schaffhausen, of which he became vice-president in 1977. In 1983 he became President of the Cantonal Appeals Commission for Unemployment Insurance. In addition, he worked as a part-time judge at the Federal Supreme Court since 1984.

On December 10, 1986, he was elected judge at the Federal Supreme Court , the highest court in Switzerland . In this function he was its vice-president from 2001 to 2002 and also its president between 2003 and 2004. As President of the Federal Supreme Court, he rejected the allegation made by the President of the Swiss People's Party (SVP) , Ueli Maurer , that the Federal Supreme Court was becoming more and more involved in politics.

Heinz Aemisegger resigned from his position as federal judge on December 31, 2014.


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Individual evidence

  1. Meeting of the Federal Assembly on November 25, 2002 (PDF; 18 kB)
  2. ^ President of the Federal Supreme Court worried about judicial independence . In: NZZ , August 29, 2004