Marianne Ryter

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Marianne Ryter (born June 9, 1968 ) is a Swiss lawyer and President of the Federal Administrative Court in St. Gallen .



Marianne Ryter attended primary and secondary school in Kehrsatz . She then went to the Neufeld grammar school in Bern .

Marianne Ryter studied law at the University of Bern . In 1995 she passed the state examination and became an advocate for the Canton of Bern . In 2001 she completed a Master of Laws (LL.M) in international and European business and commercial law in Lausanne . She received her doctorate from the University of Bern in 2004. In 2012 she completed further training in integrative conflict management as a mediator .


From 1992 to 2002 Ryter worked as a legal advisor at INFRA ( Information Center for Women for Women ). From 1996 to 2003 she was a member of the specialist commission of the Canton of Bern for gender equality issues , which she chaired from 2000 to 2003.

From 1996 to 1997 she worked in the Ammann law firm in Jegenstorf . From 1996 to 2002 she worked as a research assistant for Pierre Tschannen at the University of Bern.

From 2003 to 2007 she worked as a judge on the appeals committee of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication .

She has been teaching at the University of Basel since 2008 . Since 2013 she has been a lecturer at the Swiss Judges Academy in Lucerne.

Federal Administrative Court

On October 5, 2005, Ryter was elected to the Federal Administrative Court. Since 2007 she has been the judge of Section I.

She has been a member of the Administrative Commission since 2013. From 2015 to 2018 she was Vice President of the Federal Administrative Court.

On June 13, 2018, the United Federal Assembly elected Marianne Ryter on the proposal of the Federal Administrative Court as President of the Federal Administrative Court for the years 2019 to 2020. By law, she also has a seat on the Administrative Commission.

At the beginning of 2019 Ryter took office as President of the Federal Administrative Court, as the first woman in this office.

Further mandates

She is a member of the executive board of the Foundation for the Further Education of Swiss Judges .


Marianne Ryter is a citizen of Frutigen BE . She is a member of the Swiss Social Democratic Party .

Publications (selection)

Various planning and environmental protection discussions in Current Legal Practice (AJP). Further publications and articles on administrative law, public procedural law, administrative procedural law as well as court organization and the role of judges in various specialist media and at specialist conferences.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g ebook @ by Stämpfli AG, Bern. Retrieved February 23, 2019 .
  2. a b Marianne Ryter - The first woman at the head of the Federal Administrative Court. January 16, 2019, accessed February 23, 2019 .
  3. a b c d e f g h i j © Federal Administrative Court BVGer: Ryter Marianne. Retrieved February 23, 2019 .
  4. a b c d © Federal Administrative Court BVGer: New Presidium at the Federal Administrative Court. Retrieved February 23, 2019 .
  5. Election of the members of the new appellate chamber of the Federal Criminal Court in the summer session. Retrieved February 23, 2019 .