Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)
As the prosecutors’ office for the Confederation, the OAG is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offences that fall under federal jurisdiction, which are specified in Articles 23 and 24 of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code and in other federal legislation.
Latest press releases from the OAG
Statement from the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland following the decision of the Judicial Committee of 15.05.2019
Bern, 15.05.2019: Statement from the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland following the decision of the Judicial Committee of 15.05.2019
29.04.2019: Annual Report 2018
Bern, 29.04.2019: As its 2018 Annual Report explains, the OAG is dealing with ever more complex and extensive criminal investigations and mutual assistance proceedings in today’s globally networked environment. The importance of requests for mutual assistance has grown accordingly. The OAG is required to work more closely with other authorities at both national and international levels and to use new working methods, such as deploying specialised multi-disciplinary task forces.
09.04.2019: Petrobras – Odebrecht Affair: Around CHF 365 million refunded to Brazil
Bern, 09.04.2019 - The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has so far returned around CHF 365 million to Brazil in the series of Petrobras – Odebrecht related investigations. At a bilateral meeting on 8 April 2019 in Brasilia, the Brazilian Prosecutor General, Raquel Dodge, and Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, discussed the cooperation between their two prosecution services in this affair.