While parliament (Cantonal Parliament) drafts laws and the government (State Council) implements them, the courts oversee their application, as well as that of federal law.
There are 3 main branches of justice:
The Federal Constitution guarantees everyone the right to have his/her case heard by a judicial authority; the courts are thus the custodians of justice within the State.
Through their impartiality and the quality of their work, they allow citizens to live in security, with the guarantee that the laws will be applied equally and fairly to all. They thereby contribute to the quality of life of our population and the establishment of "framework conditions" favourable to economic activity.