The Attorney General of Switzerland

In accordance with the relevant legal provisions, the Attorney General of Switzerland is in charge of all operational, staffing and organisational aspects of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. He or she may delegate individual matters to his deputy attorneys general, the Secretary General, the heads of division or the federal prosecutors to be dealt with independently. The Attorney General and his or her two deputies are appointed by the United Federal Assembly.

The post of attorney general has been vacant since 1 September, and the Office of the Attorney General is being co-headed on an interim basis by its two deputy attorney generals Ruedi Montanari and Jacques Rayroud. 

Bild des stv. Bundesanwalt Ruedi Montanari




Ruedi Montanari, Deputy Attorney General 

Bild des stv. Bundesanwalt Jacques Rayroud




Jacques Rayroud, Deputy Attorney General 


List of the attorneys general from 1851 to the present day