Swiss Criminal Procedure Code
(Criminal Procedure Code, CrimPC)

of 5 October 2007 (Status as of 1 July 2022)

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Art. 26 Multiple jurisdiction

1 If the of­fence was com­mit­ted in two or more can­tons or abroad or if of­fend­ers, co-of­fend­ers, or par­ti­cipants are dom­i­ciled or ha­bitu­ally res­id­ent in dif­fer­ent can­tons, the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al of Switzer­land shall de­cide which can­ton in­vest­ig­ates and ad­ju­dic­ates the case.

2 If a crim­in­al case is sub­ject to both fed­er­al and can­ton­al jur­is­dic­tion, the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al of Switzer­land may in­struct the pro­ceed­ings to be com­bined and dealt with by the fed­er­al au­thor­it­ies or the can­ton­al au­thor­it­ies.

3 Jur­is­dic­tion es­tab­lished in ac­cord­ance with para­graph 2 con­tin­ues to ap­ply even if that part of the pro­ceed­ings that es­tab­lished jur­is­dic­tion has been aban­doned.

4 Where del­eg­a­tion in ac­cord­ance with this Chapter is an op­tion, the pub­lic pro­sec­utors of the Con­fed­er­a­tion and the can­tons shall provide each oth­er with their re­spect­ive files. Once the de­cision is made, the files shall be passed to the au­thor­ity that must in­vest­ig­ate and ad­ju­dic­ate the case.

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