The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

Book Two: Specific Provisions
Title Sixteen: Offences detrimental to Foreign Relations
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Art. 2961

Insulting a foreign state

Any person who publicly insults a foreign state in the person of its head of state, the members of its government, its diplomatic representatives, its official delegates to a diplomatic conference taking place in Switzerland, or one of its official representatives to an international organisation or department thereof based or sitting in Switzerland is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding three years or to a monetary penalty.


1 Amended by No I of the Federal Act of 5 Oct. 1950, in force since 5 Jan. 1951 (AS 1951 1 16; BBl 1949 1 1249).

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