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Tribunal criminel

The Tribunal criminel is competent to judge offences for which the Public Prosecutor's Office intends to request a custodial sentence of more than 10 years. This is especially the case for murder and assassination.

Contacts

Address

Address

Rue des Chaudronniers 9
Building H

1204 Genève

Contact details

For legal agents only, in connection with the Tribunal des mesures de contrainte proceedings:

Mailing address

Tribunal criminel
Case postale 3715
1211 Genève 3

Presidency and Directorate

M. Yves MAURER-CECCHINI
President

Mrs. Joëlle LAICH
Director

Composition

Competences

The Tribunal criminel is competent to judge offences for which the Public Prosecutor's Office intends to request a custodial sentence of more than 10 years. This is especially the case for murder and assassination.

Organization

Being a first instance authority, the Tribunal criminel sits in a formation of three professional judges and 4 assessor judges who are not professional judges.

See also

Tribunal pénal

The Tribunal pénal rules on criminal proceedings as the cantonal authority of the first instance.

Criminal law branch

The Public Prosecutor and the criminal justice authorities prosecute and sanction conducts prohibited by law, i.e. contraventions, misdemeanours and felonies.

Legal advice service and legal counsels

The Judiciary Power does not provide legal advice. You can contact the following associations and organizations.