The Swiss Institute of the Judiciary has the task of conducting in-depth scientific studies of the function and work of the judiciay and making them more accessible to the public and the scientific community.

The Institute’s target groups are the judiciary, the legal profession, the public, academia and the political sphere.

The Institute positions itself as

  • part of a national and international network;
  • a centre for information, expertise and other services on questions concerning the judiciary;
  • a research centre on the judiciary;
  • a documentation centre;
  • an institution for exchange and knowledge transfer within the framework of academic conferences in cooperation and consultation with other institutions.

The Institute pursues an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to the focus on the judicial side, political and social science aspects as well as aspects of organizational theory and economics are tare also to be taken into account.