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Book One:1 General Provisions

Part One: Felonies and Misdemeanours

Title One: Scope of Application

Art. 1 1. No penalty without a law

Art. 2 2. Commencement of applicability of the Code

Art. 3 3. Territorial scope of application. / Felonies or misdemeanours in Switzerland

Art. 4 3. Territorial scope of application. / Felonies or misdemeanours against the state committed abroad

Art. 5 3. Territorial scope of application. / Offences against minors abroad

Art. 6 3. Territorial scope of application. / Offences committed abroad prosecuted in terms of an international obligation

Art. 7 3. Territorial scope of application. / Other offences committed abroad

Art. 8 3. Territorial scope of application. / Place of commission

Art. 9 4. Personal scope of application

Title Two: Criminal Liability

Art. 10 1. Felonies and misdemeanours. / Definition

Art. 11 1. Felonies and misdemeanours. / Commission by omission

Art. 12 2. Intention and negligence. / Definitions

Art. 13 2. Intention and negligence. / Error of fact

Art. 14 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Act permitted by law

Art. 15 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Legitimate self-defence

Art. 16 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Mitigatory self-defence

Art. 17 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Legitimate act in a situation of necessity

Art. 18 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Mitigatory act in a situation of necessity

Art. 19 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Absence of legal responsibility due to a mental disorder and diminished responsibility

Art. 20 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Doubt as to legal responsibility

Art. 21 3. Lawful acts and guilt. / Error as to unlawfulness

Art. 22 4. Attempts. / Criminal liability for attempts

Art. 23 4. Attempts. / Withdrawal and active repentance

Art. 24 5. Participation. / Incitement

Art. 25 5. Participation. / Complicity

Art. 26 5. Participation. / Participation in a special offence

Art. 27 5. Participation. / Personal circumstances

Art. 28 6. Criminal liability of the media

Art. 28a 6. Criminal liability of the media / Protection of sources

Art. 29 7. Agency relationships

Art. 30 8. Criminal complaint. / Right to file a complaint

Art. 31 8. Criminal complaint. / Time limit for filing a complaint

Art. 32 8. Criminal complaint. / Indivisibility

Art. 33 8. Criminal complaint. / Withdrawal of a complaint

Title Three: Sentences and Measures

Chapter One: Sentences

Chapter Two: Measures

Section One: Therapeutic Measures and Indefinite Incarceration

Art. 56 1. Principles

Art. 56a 1. Principles / Concurrent measures

Art. 57 1. Principles / Relationship between measures and penalties

Art. 58 1. Principles / Implementation

Art. 59 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Treatment of mental disorders

Art. 60 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Treatment of addiction

Art. 61 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Measures for young adults

Art. 62 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Parole

Art. 62a 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Breach of probation

Art. 62b 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Final release

Art. 62c 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Termination of a measure

Art. 62d 2. In-patient therapeutic measures. / Consideration of release and the termination of measures

Art. 63 3. Out-patient treatment. / Requirements and implementation

Art. 63a 3. Out-patient treatment. / Termination of the measure

Art. 63b 3. Out-patient treatment. / Execution of the suspended custodial sentence

Art. 64 4. Indefinite incarceration. / Requirements and execution

Art. 64a 4. Indefinite incarceration. / Revocation and release

Art. 64b 4. Indefinite incarceration. / Consideration of release

Art. 64c 4. Indefinite incarceration. / Consideration of release from lifelong incarceration and parole

Art. 65 5. Modification of the sanction

Title Four: Execution of Custodial Sentences and Custodial Measures

Art. 74 1. Principles

Art. 75 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Principles

Art. 75a 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Special security measures

Art. 76 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Place of execution

Art. 77 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Normal execution

Art. 77a 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Day release employment and external accommodation

Art. 77b 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Semi-detention

Art. 78 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Solitary confinement

Art. 79 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Form of execution of short custodial sentences

Art. 80 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Other forms of sentence execution

Art. 81 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Work

Art. 82 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Basic and advanced training

Art. 83 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Wages

Art. 84 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Relations with the outside world

Art. 85 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Searches and inspections

Art. 86 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Parole. / a. Granting of parole

Art. 87 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Parole. / b. Probationary period

Art. 88 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Parole. / c. Successful completion of probation

Art. 89 2. Execution of custodial sentences. / Parole. / d. Breach of probation

Art. 90 3. Execution of measures

Art. 91 4. General provisions. / Disciplinary regulations

Art. 92 4. General provisions. / Interruption of execution

Title Five: Probation Assistance, Conduct Orders and Voluntary Social Supervision

Art. 93 Probation assistance

Art. 94 Conduct orders

Art. 95 General provisions

Art. 96 Social assistance

Title Six: Limitation

Art. 97 1. Limitation of prosecution rights. / Periods

Art. 98 1. Limitation of prosecution rights. / Commencement

Art. 99 2. Limitation period for the execution of a sentence. / Periods

Art. 100 2. Limitation period for the execution of a sentence. / Commencement

Art. 101 3. Exclusion from limitation

Title Seven: Corporate Criminal Liability

Art. 102 Liability under the criminal law

Art. 102a

Part Two: Contraventions

Art. 103 Definition

Art. 104 Application of the provisions of the First Part

Art. 105 No or conditional applicability

Art. 106 Fines

Art. 107 Community service

Art. 108

Art. 109 Limitation

Part Three: Terms and Definitions

Art. 110

1 Amended by No I of the Federal Act of 13 Dec. 2002, in force since 1 Jan. 2007 (AS 2006 3459 3535; BBl 1999 1979).
2 Amended by No I of the Federal Act of 3 Oct. 2003 (Prosecution of Offences within Marriage or Registered Partnerships), in force since 1 April 2004 (AS 2004 1403 1407; BBl 2003 1909 1937).

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