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Tribunal des mesures de contrainte

The Tribunal des mesures de contrainte orders or authorises the compulsory measures requested by the Public Prosecutor's Office with a view to securing evidence, ensuring the presence of the defendant during the proceedings and guaranteeing the execution of the final decision.




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 des mesures de contrainte
Case postale 3715
1211 Genève 3

Presidency and Directorate


Mrs. Joëlle LAICH



The main ordered compulsory measures are:

  • Remand and its extension
  • Preventive detention
  • Post and telecommunications surveillance
  • Surveillance of banking transactions
  • Undercover investigation

The Tribunal des mesures de contrainte is also responsible for the removal of the official seals.


The Tribunal des mesures de contrainte sits in a closed session and in the presence of a single judge.

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's Office 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.