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Group.png BIS   NNDB PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
Formation17 May 1930
Leaders• BIS/General Manager
• BIS/Chairman
Typenation state
Interest ofAdam LeBor
SubpageBIS/Assistant General Manager
BIS/General Manager
The central bankers' central bank - nothing to see here.

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is a secretive group of the world's central bankers, based in Basel. It is not generally regarded as a nation state (generally regarded as being in Switzerland), but is listed here as such since its has a unique legal status which makes the place inviolable.[1]

Official narrative

The BIS is more or less off the agenda of commercially-controlled media.

“The Bank is completely removed from any governmental or political control.”
Gates McGarrah (march 1931)  A Balance Wheel of World Credit [2]
The first president of the Bank for International Settlements

Other opinions

Adam Lebor has written a book critical of this group.[1] As a secretive group at the apex of the global system of fiat currency, the group is categorised here as a deep state milieu. In the absence of leaks, its exact activities remain a subject of speculation.

Legal status

The bank has a unique legal status. This was clarified in 1987 under a legal agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the BIS and gave the bank "inviolability", defined as follows:

“1. The buildings or parts of buildings and surrounding land which, whoever may be the owner thereof, are used for the purposes of the Bank shall be inviolable. No agent of the Swiss public authorities may enter therein without the express consent of the Bank. Only the President, 2 the General Manager of the Bank, or their duly authorised representative shall be competent to waive such inviolability.

2. The archives of the Bank and, in general, all documents and any data media belonging to the Bank or in its possession, shall be inviolable at all times and in all places.

3. The Bank shall exercise supervision of and police power over its premises.”
 (1987)  [3]


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  2. Nation’s Business, March 1931, 24. BIS archive, File 7.18 (2), MCG8/55