List of judges of the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland

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This is a list of judges of the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland.

Current judges[edit]

First public law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Michel Féraud FDP/PRD Division president
Heinz Aemisegger CVP/PDC
Arthur Aeschlimann FDP/PRD President of the Supreme Court, 2007
Bertrand Reeb LPS/PLS
Jean Fonjallaz SPS/PSS
Ivo Eusebio SVP/UDC

Second public law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Thomas Merkli GPS/PES Division president
Adrian Hungerbühler FDP/PRD
Alain Wurzburger FDP/PRD
Robert Müller CVP/PDC
Danielle Yersin SVP/UDC
Peter Karlen SVP/UDC

First civil law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Bernard Corboz FDP/PRD Division president
Kathrin Klett SPS/PSS
Vera Rottenberg Liatowitsch SPS/PSS
Gilbert Kolly CVP/PDC
Christina Kiss FDP/PRD

Second civil law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Niccolò Raselli SPS/PSS Division president
Ursula Nordmann-Zimmermann SPS/PSS
Elisabeth Escher CVP/PDC
Lorenz Meyer SVP/UDC
Fabienne Hohl FDP/PRD
Luca Marazzi FDP/PRD

Criminal law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Roland Schneider SVP/UDC Division president
Hans Wiprächtiger SPS/PSS
Pierre Ferrari FDP/PRD
Dominique Favre SPS/PSS
Andreas Zünd SPS/PSS
Hans Mathys SVP/UDC

First social law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Rudolf Ursprung SVP/UDC Division president
Ursula Widmer-Schmid FDP/PRD
Franz Schön CVP/PDC
Susanne Leuzinger-Naef SPS/PSS Vice president of the Supreme Court, 2007
Jean-Maurice Frésard SPS/PSS

Second social law division[edit]

Name Term of office Party Notes
Ulrich Meyer SVP/UDC Division president
Alois Lustenberger CVP/PDC
Aldo Borella FDP/PRD
Yves Kernen SVP/UDC
Hansjörg Seiler SVP/UDC

Former judges[edit]

Name From To Division Canton Party Birth Death
Franz Kaspar Zenruffinen 1848 1861 VS 1803 1861
Paul Migy 1848 1852 JU 1814 1879
Johann Conrad Kern 1848 1854 TG 1808 1888
Karl Johann Brenner 1848 1851 BS FDP 1814 1883
Louis-Eugène Favre 1848 1851 NE FDP 1816 1861
Johann Rudolf Brosi 1848 1857 GR FDP 1801 1877
Kasimir Pfyffer 1848 1863 LU LPS 1794 1875
Franz Jauch 1848 1852 UR LPS 1807 1867
Johann Jakob Rüttimann 1848 1854 ZH 1813 1876
Johann Jakob Blumer 1848 1875 GL LPS 1819 1875
Jean Folly 1848 1853 FR 1787 1867
Jean-Jaques Castoldi 1851 1857 GE FDP 1804 1871
Johann Jakob Trog 1851 1856 SO 1807 1867
Jakob Stämpfli 1851 1854 BE 1820 1879
Johann Karl Kappeler 1851 1857 TG 1816 1888
Nicolas Glasson 1853 1864 FR 1817 1864
Nicolaus Hermann 1853 1874 OW 1818 1888
Eduard Eugen Blösch 1854 1866 BE CVP 1807 1866
Gottlieb Jäger 1856 1874 AG FDP 1805 1891
Joseph Wilhelm Viktor Vigier 1857 1874 SO FDP 1823 1886
Arnold Otto Aepli 1857 1866 SG LPS 1816 1897
Philippe Camperio 1857 1874 GE LPS 1810 1882
Henri (Joseph) Ducrey 1862 1864 VS FDP 1805 1864
K. Eduard Häberlin 1862 1872 TG 1820 1884
Jost Weber 1863 1872 LU LPS 1823 1889
Alexis Allet 1864 1872 VS FDP 1820 1888
Victor Ruffy 1864 1867 VD 1823 1868
Carl Georg Jakob Sailer 1866 1870 SG 1817 1870
Edouard Carlin 1866 1870 JU FDP 1817 1870
Paul Ceresole 1867 1870 VD LPS 1832 1905
Eugène Borel 1870 1872 NE FDP 1835 1892
Josef Karl Pankraz Morel 1870 1900 SG FDP 1825 1900
Josef Bühler 1872 1873 LU LPS 1837 1873
Johann Messmer 1872 1874 C TG 1818 1880
Heinrich (sr) Honegger 1872 1874 ZH LPS 1832 1889
Jules Roguin 1873 1890 VD LPS 1823 1908
Rudolf Niggeler 1874 1879 BE FDP 1845 1887
Josef Bläsi 1874 1903 SO FDP 1833 1903
Gustave Pictet 1874 1876 GE DEM 1827 1900
Gaudenzio (Andrea) Olgiati 1874 1892 GR 1836 1892
Fridolin Anderwert 1874 1875 TG DEM 1828 1880
Johann Conrad Weber 1875 1908 C, Cs, CC AG FDP 1839 1918
Heinrich Stamm 1875 1905 Cs, CC SH DEM 1827 1905
Jakob Dubs 1875 1879 ZH KKP 1822 1879
Jean Broye 1876 1899 Cs FR FDP 1828 1899
Heinrich Hafner 1879 1902 C, CC ZH 1838 1902
Alois Kopp 1879 1891 LU KKP 1827 1891
Charles-Henri Soldan 1890 1900 C VD FDP 1855 1900
Felix Clausen 1891 1916 Cs VS KKP 1834 1916
Agostino Soldati 1892 1936 2C TI KKP 1857 1938
Auguste (Georges Adrien) Cornaz 1893 1896 Cs, CC NE FDP 1834 1896
Emil Rott 1893 1905 C, CC BE FDP 1852 1905
Karl Attenhofer 1893 1906 C LU KKP 1836 1906
Andrea Bezzola 1893 1897 Cs GR FDP 1840 1897
Johannes Winkler 1893 1903 C, Cs, CC LU LPS 1845 1918
Hermann Lienhard 1895 1905 C, Cs BE FDP 1851 1905
Frédéric Auguste Monnier 1896 1921 Cs NE FDP 1847 1931
Jakob Huldreich Bachmann 1896 1904 C TG LPS 1843 1915
Leo Weber 1897 1901 Cs SO FDP 1841 1935
Emile Perrier 1899 1924 Cs FR KKP 1848 1924
Georges Favey 1900 1919 C, 1C, CC VD LPS 1847 1919
Carl Jäger 1900 1937 C, Cs, 2C SG 1869 1947
Heinrich Honegger 1901 1936 1C, 2C, CC ZH LPS 1862 1940
Albert Ursprung 1902 1935 C, 1C, 2C AG 1862 1935
Viktor Merz 1903 1934 Cs, C BE FDP 1865 1940
Fritz Ostertag 1903 1926 C, 2C BS 1868 1948
Franz Schmid 1904 1923 C, Cs, 1C UR KKP 1841 1923
Albert Affolter 1904 1930 CsA, 1C SO FDP 1856 1932
Emil Schurter 1904 1921 Cs ZH KKP 1864 1921
Rudolf Gallati 1904 1904 Cs GL FDP 1845 1904
Ernest Picot 1904 1921 C, Cs, 1C, CC GE FDP 1853 1921
Alfred Stooss 1905 1925 C, CC, 1C, 2C BE FDP 1860 1925
Alexander Reichel 1905 1920 C, Cs BE SPS 1853 1921
Adam Hans Gysin 1905 1909 Cs BL 1852 1909
Vincent Gottofrey 1906 1919 Cs, C, CC FR KKP 1862 1919
Theodor Weiss 1908 1936 1C, CC ZH 1868 1936
Emil Kirchhofer 1909 1942 Cs, 1C SH 1871 1944
Hans Müri 1912 1933 CsA AG FDP 1861 1944
Henri Thelin 1912 1934 1C, 2C, CC VD FDP 1867 1963
Victor Hauser 1912 1924 2C ZH FDP 1867 1924
Virgile Rossel 1912 1932 2C, CC BE FDP 1858 1933
Hugo Oser 1912 1930 1C, 2C BL 1863 1930
Arthur (Joseph-Marie) Couchepin 1916 1936 Cs, CC VS FDP 1869 1941
Eugène Deschenaux 1919 1922 1C FR KKP 1874 1940
Paul Rambert 1919 1932 1C, 2C VD LPS 1866 1932
Karl Zgraggen 1920 1929 CsA, CC UR 1861 1929
Robert Fazy 1921 1942 Cs, CC, 1C GE LPS 1872 1956
Josef Jakob Strebel 1921 1954 1C, 2C AG KKP 1887 1965
Léon Robert 1921 1942 1C, CC NE FDP 1873 1944
Evaristo Garbani-Nerini 1922 1925 1C TI FDP 1867 1944
Karl Adolf Brodtbeck 1924 1932 2C BL SPS 1866 1932
Johann Engeler 1924 1936 1C, CC SG KKP 1864 1949
Hans Steiner 1924 1951 CsA SZ KKP 1884 1964
Georg Leuch 1925 1954 1C BE SVP 1888 1959
Plinio Bolla 1925 1950 1C, 2C TI FDP 1896 1963
Joseph Piller 1926 1933 Cs, 2C FR KKP 1890 1954
Jakob Hablützel 1928 1950 2C ZH BGB 1885 1959
Eugen Blocher 1928 1952 CsA BS SPS 1882 1964
Camille Guggenheim 1929 1930 Cs AG SPS 1894 1930
Hans Affolter 1930 1936 Cs SO SPS 1870 1936
Adrian von Arx 1930 1934 CsA SO FDP 1879 1934
Josef Andermatt 1930 1942 1C ZG KKP 1871 1942
Hartmann Friedrich Studer 1932 1942 2C ZH SPS 1873 1945
Jean Rossel 1932 1942 2C BE FDP 1884 1944
Robert Guex 1932 1948 2C VD LPS 1881 1948
Walter Nägeli 1933 1952 Cs ZH FDP 1881 1965
Louis Python 1933 1963 CsA FR KKP 1893 1992
Hans Huber 1934 1946 Cs, CC TG FDP 1901 1987
Paul Kasser 1934 1945 BE 1876 1945
Robert Petitmermet 1935 1956 CsA, 2C, CC VD FDP 1886 1976
August Ernst 1936 1950 2C AG 1880 1959
Louis Couchepin 1936 1952 1C VS FDP 1896 1952
Wilhelm Stauffer 1936 1959 1C BE SVP 1893 1986
Eugen Hasler 1936 1950 1C ZH 1884 1965
Walter Leuenberger 1937 1953 1C BE SPS 1885 1964
Wilhelm Schönenberger 1937 1964 1C SG KKP 1898 1985
Carlo Pometta 1937 1966 1C, 2C TI KKP 1896 1979
Adolf Ziegler 1938 1960 2C, CC SO FDP 1890 1985
Franz Fässler 1942 1969 1C, CC AI KKP 1899 1986
Paul Logoz 1942 1953 CC GE 1888 1973
Eduard Arnold 1943 1962 CC, CsA LU SPS 1895 1977
Albert Comment 1943 1964 CsA, 2C BE FDP 1894 1987
Fritz Häberlin 1943 1969 CsA TG FDP 1899 1970
Albert Constant François Rais 1943 1956 1C, CC NE FDP 1888 1973
Kurt Rudolf Düby 1946 1951 CsA ZH SPS 1900 1951
Theodor Abrecht 1946 1964 CsA BE SPS 1894 1983
André Panchaud 1948 1970 CsA, 1C VD LPS 1901 1976
Fernando Pedrini 1950 1962 CC TI FDP 1898 1984
Gustav Muheim 1951 1967 CC UR KKP 1897 1979
Hans Tschopp 1951 1974 CC, 1C ZH SPS 1903 1990
Paul Corrodi 1951 1963 2C, 1C ZH SVP 1892 1964
Paul Schwartz 1951 1972 2C, CC BS FDP 1905 1977
Silvio Giovanoli 1951 1972 1C, 2C GR FDP 1902 1981
Antoine Favre 1952 1967 CsA VS KKP 1897 1974
Fritz Bachtler 1953 1962 CC SO SPS 1892 1971
Otto Deggeler 1953 1967 CsA ZH FDP 1897 1981
Werner Stocker 1953 1964 2C AG SPS 1904 1964
René Perrin 1953 1973 CC NE SPS 1910 1997
Karl Dannegger 1954 1962 1C BE SVP 1895 1980
Joseph Plattner 1955 1965 2C GR KKP 1902 1965
Pierre Cavin 1957 1979 1C, 2C VD FDP 1909 1992
André Grisel 1957 1978 CC, 2C, CsA NE FDP 1911 1990
Emil Schmid 1959 1974 2C, 1C BE SVP 1908 1992
Kurt Schoch 1961 1969 CC, CsA, 2C SH FDP 1904 1980
Paul Lemp 1963 1978 CC, 1C BE BGB 1908 2001
Werner Dubach 1963 1976 CC, CsA BE SPS 1905 1985
Eduard Jöhr 1963 1976 CC AG SVP 1906 1991
Harald Huber 1963 1981 CsA, 2C, CC ZH SPS 1912 1998
Rolando Forni 1963 1994 2C TI FDP 1925
Jakob Heusser 1964 1965 2C ZH SPS 1901 1965
Jean Castella 1964 1985 2C, 1C FR CVP 1920 1995
Jean-Pierre Rüedi 1965 1982 1C BE SPS 1916 1998
Paul Reichlin 1965 1972 CsA SZ CVP 1902 1990
Jean-Pierre Châtelain 1965 1981 1C BE FDP 1916 1995
Otto Konstantin Kaufmann 1966 1984 2P SG CVP 1914 1999
Walter Kämpfer 1966 1980 2C, 2P BE SPS 1914 1998
Fulvio Antognini 1967 1996 1P TI CVP 1926 2001
Erhard Schweri 1968 1988 2C, CC ZH CVP 1922
Arthur Haefliger 1968 1986 1P SO FDP 1919 2011
Henri Fragnière 1968 1982 1P VS CVP 1915 1993
Adolf Lüchinger 1969 1992 2C ZH SPS 1928
Alexandre Berenstein 1970 1979 1P GE SPS 1909 2000
Hans Dubs 1970 1986 1P, CC AG FDP 1923 2005
Raphael von Werra 1970 1987 CC VS CVP 1926
Max Stoffel 1970 1981 1C TG CVP 1911 2002
Henri Zwahlen 1970 1974 1P VD LPS 1911 1974
Rudolf Matter 1973 1986 1P SH FDP 1916
Vital Schwander 1973 1980 CC SZ CVP 1913 2005
Rolf Raschein 1973 1992 1C, 2C GR FDP 1929 1994
Jean-Jaques Leu 1974 2001 CC, 1C VD SPS 1933
Georg Messmer 1975 1987 1C ZH SVP 1921 1987
Margrith Bigler-Eggenberg 1975 1994 2C SG SPS 1933
Robert Patry 1975 1992 2P GE LPS 1923
Robert Levi 1976 1987 1P ZH SPS 1921 2002
Edwin Weyermann 1976 2000 CC, 1C, 2C BE SVP 1932
Carl Hans Brunschwiler 1979 1993 2P AG CVP 1927
Jean-François Egli 1979 1996 2P, 1C, 1P NE FDP 1928
Alfred Kuttler 1979 1993 1P BS FDP 1923
André Florian Imer 1979 1993 2P BE SVP 1928
Philippe Daniel Junod 1980 1992 CC, 2C VD FDP 1928 1995
Albert Allemann-Reichle 1980 1990 2P, CC SO SPS 1923 2003
Claude Bernard Rouiller 1980 1996 1P VS SPS 1941
Paul Moritz 1981 1990 CC BE FDP 1923
Herman Innozenz Schmidt 1981 1995 2P, 1P BS SPS 1930
Alois Pfister 1981 1986 2P SZ CVP 1921
Georges Scyboz 1982 1996 1P, 2C FR CVP 1927 2002
Heinz Hausheer 1982 1990 2C ZG CVP 1937
Martin Schubarth 1983 2004 1C, CC BS SPS 1942
Peter Alexander Müller 1985 1998 2P, CC VS CVP 1940
Louis Bourgknecht 1985 1998 1P, 1C FR CVP 1931
Karl Hartmann 1986 2001 2P UR CVP 1936
Thomas Pfisterer 1986 1991 1C, 1P AG FDP 1941
Heinrich Weibel 1987 1999 1P, 1C, 2C BL FDP 1932
Hans Peter Walter 1987 2004 1C BE FDP 1944
Karl Spühler 1987 1995 1P, 2C ZH SVP 1935
Giusep Nay 1988 2006 1P GR CVP 1942
Gerold Betschart 1990 2006 2P SZ CVP 1941
Franz Nyffeler 1995 2006 1C AG SVP 1941
Sergio Bianchi 1995 2002 2C TI FDP 1948
Oliver Jacot-Guillarmod 1996 2001 1P NE FDP 1950 2001
Emilio Catenazzi 1997 2003 1P TI CVP 1938

This table uses the following abbreviations:

  • Party: German-language abbreviation of the name of the party nominating that judge; see Political parties of Switzerland
  • Canton: Standard codes for the cantons of Switzerland
  • Division:
    • 1C, 2C, C: (First or second) civil law division
    • 1P, 2P: First or second public law division
    • CC: Court of Cassation
    • Cs: Constitutional law division
    • CsA: Constitutional and administrative law division

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