Mutual Legal Assistance, International Criminal Law

The Mutual Legal Assistance and International Criminal Law Division is responsible for executing requests for mutual legal assistance in connection with foreign criminal cases where federal jurisdiction applies and also for promoting cross-border cooperation between the Swiss prosecution authorities and their foreign counterparts. As the competence centre for mutual legal assistance, it also provides support to other divisions within the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. In addition, where Switzerland has jurisdiction, it conducts proceedings relating to allegations of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.