Role and strategy


Article 3 of the Federal Law of 28th September 2018 on the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (LISDC; RS425.1) places two main duties on the SICL:

  • to provide access to foreign law, in particular with the help of:
    • information, legal opinions and studies
    • a specialised library and a centre of documentation in the fields of foreign and international law.
  • to lead scientific research in international and comparative law, to support and coordinate research projects in these areas in Swiss universities and to offer a centre of research to researchers.

Above all, it offers services to Swiss authorities and to an academic public, but equally to lawyers and notaries, businesses and individuals.

STRATEGY 2024-2027

The Federal Council has set the strategic goals of the Institute for the years 2024 – 2027.

At the moment, they are available only in the three official languages : FR / DE / IT