Freitag, 10. April 2015

J is for the Judicial System

Bezirksgebäude - our local court house
So, I wrote a whole great post about the Judicial system on Saturday and it somehow disappeared. I am very disappointed.
The gist was this: There are no juries on criminal or civil court trials in Switzerland, though there were in Geneva a while ago; there is a federal supreme court, that is equivalent to ours in the US, but there are fewer appellate courts on the way to that one.
The names of indicted and convicted criminals aren't published in the newspaper.
Judges can also be lay people, which is the same as in the US.

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