Rs 173.711.33 Regulation Of The Federal Criminal Court In January 24, 2012, On The Principles Of Information

Original Language Title: RS 173.711.33 Règlement du Tribunal pénal fédéral du 24 janvier 2012 sur les principes de l’information

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173.711.33 federal regulation of the Tribunal on the principles of information of January 24, 2012 (Status January 1, 2016) the federal criminal court, view of art. 63, al. 3, of the Act of 19 March 2010 on the Organization of the criminal justice authorities (LOAP), stop: Section 1 provisions general art. 1 purpose this regulation governs the public information on the work of the federal criminal court (tribunal).

Art. 2 principles and skills the Court informs objectively and transparently by safeguarding the legitimate interests of the parties and other participants in the proceedings.
The information is provided by the secretariat on the instruction of the president of the tribunal.

Section 2 Information office art. 3 principle the Court informed the public on its case law (art. 63, para. 1, LOAP) mainly by regular publication of its pronouncements on the Internet and by establishing an official compendium containing a selection of the most important decisions (TPF; The Swiss federal criminal court stops).
If the procedure is public, the tribunal informed primarily by the oral notification of the judgment within the meaning of art. 84, al. 1 and 3, of the code of criminal procedure (CPP).
The judgments can be found at the Chancery of the tribunal during 30 days after their notification and the lifting of the embargo.
Regarding the administration of justice, the Court informs the public mainly in case of significant changes to the level of his organization or its staff.
The date and the subject of public debates are communicated on the Internet.
In special cases, the Court informs also through press releases or, exceptionally, of press conferences.

RS 312.0 art. 4 database of decisions the tribunal publishes in principle all final decisions in its searchable database on the Internet. Other decisions shall be published only if they are of public interest.
Decisions are available in their entirety, subject to the anonymity provisions provided for in art. 6. access to the database is free.

Art. 5 official reporter of decisions of the tribunal the tribunal publishes in its official reports entered into force decisions that have legal significance.
The following principles apply: a. each delivery is preceded by a summary of its contents (regeste) in three languages; b. the elements of the State of fact necessary to the understanding of the recitals at right are summarized to the point; c. alone are published in law recitals important.

Free official compendium "The Swiss federal criminal court (TPF) stops" is also available on Internet; the printed version is pay.

Art. 6 anonymity the tribunal publishes in principle its pronounced in anonymous form (art. 63, para. 2, LOAP).
The names of parties may exceptionally be published, when the public interest outweighs the private interests of the parties, mainly when it comes to a known case ("famous cause") and names are anyway already known to the public.
Anonymization, skills and procedure details are stipulated in internal directives of the general secretariat.

Section 3 Information on request art. 7 information requests for information should be directed to the general secretariat. These must in principle be filed in written form or by e-mail.

Art. 8 access to official documents access to official documents is regulated by the Act of 17 December 2004 on transparency, by art. 22 of the rules of 31 August 2010 on the Organization of the federal TPF as well as by the rules of archiving to the Tribunal on 17 January 2006.
The general secretariat shall act in accordance with art. 194 CPC on the requests for records from other authorities; If the request is for a record of proceedings pending, he returned to the Director of proceedings to decide in accordance with the art. 101 and 102 CPC.

SR 152.3 RS 173.713.161 RS 152.12 RS 312.0 Section 4 Chronicle of judicial activity art. 9 principles the Chronicle of the judicial activity of the tribunal must respect the rights of personality and in particular the presumption of innocence. The Swiss Press Council guidelines on the declaration of duties and rights of the / journalist, especially, must be taken into account.

Art. 10 records during the debates, prohibition is made to persons not belonging to the Court of shooting or shooting. The ban is valid both in the building of the Court than in any place where a hearing of the Court (art. 71 CPC).

RS 312.0 Section 5 accredited journalists art. 11 scope the provisions of this section apply only to journalists accredited to the tribunal; They regulate the process of accreditation of these for the surplus.

Art. 12 accreditation journalists wishing to hold regular Chronicle of the judiciary of the Court for the media appearing or activity established in Switzerland and who are committed to the rules referred to in art. 9 are accredited, on request, by the general secretariat. They can also be accredited for a particular trial.
Are famous journalists who meet the conditions of enrolment in the professional register.
Journalists which is already receiving a certification from the federal court or the federal administrative court are, upon specific request, accredited without particular formalities to the tribunal. Simply attach to their application a copy of their accreditation to a curriculum vitae with photo and the other courts of the Confederation.

Art. 13 accreditation request the written application for certification must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae with photo, a statement of the employer or a description of the driving activity as an independent and, where appropriate, a copy of the press card. the application also indicates the e-mail address to which communications will be made.
Any changes must be reported to the tribunal.

Art. 14 duration and revocation of accreditation accreditation is personal and not transferable. It is valid for a period of four years, or during a period of four years under way, for the rest of it. The renewal must be requested before the deadline.
One who no longer holds the Court Chronicle of the tribunal shall inform without delay the tribunal.
The general secretariat shall revoke accreditation when conditions are no longer met.

Art. 15 benefits of the tribunal the tribunal provides the following accredited journalists: a. with prior request, a copy of the indictment; This document is generally distributed 14 days before the start of the proceedings; (b) on request, a place reserved in the courtroom, where the facilities permit; (c) access to the press room, insofar as where this local exists instead of the debates; d. to make copies of documents for the duration of the debates public; e. devices form no anonymised, judgments given in a public hearing; f. decisions intended for publication; g. the management report; h. on request, information on the status of the proceedings; i. press releases.

Decisions within the meaning of para. 1, let. f, are sent before publication in the electronic database; an embargo is set if necessary.
For the "famous causes", sending is done in principle simultaneously with the transmission to the parties, through establishing an embargo.
Is sent by electronic means.

New content according to section I of the R of the TPF Dec. 15. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 5563 RO).

Art. 16 embargo the Court generally sets an embargo on the dissemination of the information provided in connection with the Chronicle of judicial activity.
The embargo is invalid when, before its expiry, the public already had knowledge of the content of the announcement by another source of information.

Art. 17 sanctions individuals who breach the provisions on accreditation may be subject to a warning on the part of the general secretariat.
In severe cases, accreditation may be temporarily suspended or permanently revoked.
The concerned newspaper company and the Swiss Press Council can be informed of such sanctions.

Art. 18 right to appeal decisions of the general secretariat for accreditation and sanctions, within the meaning of art. 17, may be attacked within 30 days to the administrative Commission of the tribunal.

Section 6 provisions final art. 19 repeal of the law in force the rules on August 29, 2006 on information principles and accreditation for the Chronicle and the judicial activity of the federal criminal court is repealed.

[2006 4473 RO]

Art. 20 entry into force this Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2012.

RO 2012 1463 RS 173.71 State on January 1, 2016

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