Online collection of Swiss Law Sources

The Swiss Lawyers Society has been publishing historical Swiss legal texts for over a century. The retrodigitization project made available over 100 published volumes, containing source material and comments from the early middle ages until 1798, in all languages of Switzerland.

Another on-going project is the database of historical places, persons, organizations and lemmas of Switzerland. Created to facilitate the edition of the index of future volumes, it also aims to open the data of the Swiss Law Sources to the large public. The database is an RDF triple store. Accompanied by an intuitive interface, it will enable knowledge discovery via complex queries.



University of Zurich

Project Team

Pascale Sutter
Beni Ruef
Natalia Korchagina


Swiss National Fund
Friedrich-Emil-Welti Fund