Legal bases

Federal Act on Civil Peace Promotion Measures and the Strengthening of Human Rights

Art.2: By means of the present law, the Swiss Confederation wishes to contribute to:

a) the prevention, alleviation or resolution of armed conflicts, notably by promoting trust, mediation and peace consolidation measures at the end of hostilities and by acting in favour of international humanitarian law;

b. the strengthening of human rights by the promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of persons or groups of persons;

c. promoting democratic processes.

Federal Act of 19 December 2003 on Civilian Peacebuilding and Strengthening Human Rights 
(SR 193.9; German)

Ordinance of 2 December 2005 on the Deployment of Personnel in the Context of Peacekeeping Missions and Good Offices 
(SR; German)