International norms are developing in an increasing number of areas, including police, justice, customs inspections, environmental protection and communication. This has led to a significant increase in the number of fields in which the DIL is active. The Swiss Maritime Navigation Office, which is based in Basel, is also attached to the DIL.
The Head of the DIL also acts as legal advisor to the FDFA. In this capacity, he advises the Head of the Department on all aspects of public international law. He directs negotiations and monitors the development and codification of international law, notably the work of the International Law Commission and the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly.
Last update 26.01.2022
FDFA Directorate of International Law (DIL)
CH – 3003 Berne