Switzerland/Supreme Court

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HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
The supreme court of the Swiss Confederation

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland is the supreme court of the Swiss Confederation and at the head of the Swiss judiciary.

The Federal Supreme Court is the final arbiter on disputes in the field of civil law (citizens-citizens), the public arena (citizen-state), as well as in disputes between cantons or between cantons and the Confederation. The Supreme Court's decisions in the field of human rights violations can be appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Because of an emphasis on direct democracy through referendum, the Constitution precludes the Federal Supreme Court from reviewing acts of the Federal Parliament, unless such review is specifically provided for by statute.

Mohamed El Ghanem

The Swiss Supreme Court ruled that the detention of Dr. Mohamed El Ghanem was wrongful, and required he be released in October 2013.

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