The Attorney General of Switzerland has overall responsibility for the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG). The OAG is structured into six divisions: STK, WiKri, RV, FFA, the General Secretariat and the Personal Office of the Attorney General.

The Attorney General of Switzerland

The Attorney General of Switzerland is in charge of all operational, staffing and organisational aspects of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland.

The Directorate

The Directorate comprises the Attorney General, the two deputy attorneys general, the Secretary General and the Head of External Relations for the OAG. The co-direction of the OAG has reconstituted the Directorate as of the end of June 2021, initially in the sense of a pilot test. In addition to the existing members, the Directorate is now supplemented by the four division heads and the head of HR.

Statutory duty, tasks and legal principles

The OAG is responsible for investigating and prosecuting the offences set out in Articles 23 and 24 of the Criminal Procedure Code and in specific federal acts.

Strategy 2020 - 2023

The OAG’s strategy for 2020 to 2023 sets out the priorities for action over this period, with the goal of using the available resources as effectively as possible.

Professional ethics

The OAG’s code of conduct defines the ethical rules that all OAG employees should follow in the course of their work.


Since the Criminal Justice Authorities Act came into force on 1 January 2011, the OAG has been an autonomous authority outside the Federal Administration, responsible for its own management.