Legal Compendium


At the Federal Level:

Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation of 18 April 1999 (in particular Article 23 regarding the fundamental right to freedom of association)

Swiss Civil Code of 10 December 1907 (in particular Articles 60 to 79)

Swiss Code of Obligations of 30 March 1911 (in particular Articles 957 et al. regarding orderly financial accounting and reporting) and selected Federal Ordinances

Federal Act of 14 December 1990 on Direct Federal Taxation and selected Federal Ordinances (regarding corporate taxation)

Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection and selected Federal Ordinances (regarding the protection of the personality and the fundamental rights of members and non-members)

Federal Act of 11 April 1889 on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy and selected Federal Ordinances (regarding the collection of unpaid membership dues)

Judgements of the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland (in particular those regarding associations)


At the Cantonal Level:

Constitution of the Canton of Berne of 6 June 1993 (in particular Article 19 regarding the right to freedom of association)

Tax Act of the Canton of Berne of 21 May 2000 and selected Cantonal Ordinances (regarding corporate taxation)


At the Association Level:

Articles of Association of 25 March 2001

Regulations for the Appointment of Officers of the Association of 15 October 2005

Standing Policies of 24 July 1999

Expulsion Policy of 30 June 2013

Executive Orders

General Meeting Motions (please browse to the respective General Meeting)



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