One of the main instruments of Swiss direct democracy is the federal popular initiative. What is it?
The roadmap for a popular initiative
Are you planning to launch a popular initiative? What is the procedure?
What is a popular initiative?
A federal popular initiative allows the People to amend the Federal Constitution, either in part or as a whole.
What is a direct or indirect counter-proposal to a popular initiative?
Direct and indirect counter-proposals are tools used by the Federal Council and Parliament to propose an alternative to a federal popular initiative.
Who can sign a popular initiative, and how are the signatures checked?
The rules on collecting signatures. The requirements for signing an initiative.
What is a cantonal popular initiative? And a communal popular initiative?
In Switzerland, there are different forms of initiatives at federal, cantonal and communal level. What are these instruments used for at cantonal and communal levels?
International law governs the relations between the countries of the world. When and under what conditions does international law apply in Switzerland
Laws in Switzerland
What is a law? Who makes them, and who has to respect them? Information about federal and cantonal legislation.