About us

The Friends of the Constitution uphold themselves for a free, independent, just, united, humanistic and life-respecting Switzerland in the spirit of the Preamble of the Federal Constitution. They commit themselves to the Constitution in the spirit of the founders of the Confederation.

Our mission statement

We fight for the full and unconditional application of the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Swiss Federal Constitution. We are also committed to the completion of direct democracy, i.e. the expansion of the people's rights and the constitutional anchoring of control mechanisms of the sovereign vis-à-vis the executive bodies.

Once these goals have been achieved, the association will no longer be needed.

We see ourselves as a strong extra-parliamentary force in Switzerland. We come from the centre of society and represent different social classes, all age groups, come from diverse political camps and oppose the left-right schema.

We trust in the power of personal responsibility and claim the right to assess risks to ourselves, others and our environment. We are guided by the Preamble of the Federal Constitution and the Charter of the Association.

We are organised in small, manageable groups in which people know each other, exchange ideas and provide support and backing. The regional groups are the first point of contact for members. The regional groups are networked with each other, in the sections and with other organisations.

In doing so, we value tolerance, appreciation and openness towards other opinions and seek exchange and controversy at eye level. We make use of all democratic freedoms as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution and cultivate a mutual information culture.

Due to our constant search for truth, we do not take dogmatic stances. We support ourselves broadly and communicate comprehensibly and transparently.

We promote mutual support and networking among partner organisations that pursue similar goals and are committed to the same values and attitudes.

Our Charter

The Friends of the Constitution stand up for a free and sovereign, just, solidary, humane and respectful of all life Switzerland in the spirit of the Preamble of the Federal Constitution (BV). They renew the oath taken on the Rütli and commit themselves to the Constitution in the fraternal spirit of the founders of the Confederation

The Friends of the Constitution advocate a non-violent society that promotes peace and is characterised by the values of freedom, equality, fraternity, transparency and tolerance, and promote the preservation of the following values in word and deed:

  • Independence in the fields of education, science, politics, religion and culture: realisation and preservation of the right to freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of faith and conscience, and personal freedom in dealing with illness and health in order to preserve physical and mental integrity.
  • The right of the sovereign to proportionality of state action: The sovereign as the supreme state power has the right to full transparency with regard to state action as well as the right to reviewability and co-determination in state measures.
  • Legal equality for all, regardless of nationality, origin, gender, skin colour, faith, age or wealth, while promoting cultural diversity. Commitment to national and international agreements that are reached democratically and promote justice.
  • Fraternal interaction in economic life, in production, trade and in the consumption of goods and services. The guidelines are a common good-oriented economy, meaningful gainful employment and the resulting creation of value, social and ecological suitability for grandchildren, solidarity and the well-being of the people living in Switzerland as well as the human family as a whole. A currency that is independent of other currencies, that offers as little loss of purchasing power as possible and that eliminates the compulsion to grow. The use of the currency must guarantee the anonymity of the individual.

Friends of the Constitution respect every living being and pledge to speak and act with mindful and peaceful words and actions.

Bern, 3 November 2020

Federal Constitution
of the Swiss Confederation

of 18 April 1999 (as at 7 March 2021)


In the name of God Almighty!

The Swiss people and the cantons,

in our responsibility towards creation,

Seeking to renew the Confederation in order to strengthen freedom and democracy, independence and peace, in solidarity and openness towards the world,

in the will to live their diversity in unity in mutual consideration and respect,

aware of our common achievements and our responsibility towards future generations,

We know that only those who use their freedom are free, and that the strength of the people is measured by the well-being of the weak,

adopt the following constitution

Federal Constitution

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, the post office has installed a diversion for these - everything has always arrived perfectly since July 2020, except for parcel post - but we are still solving this problem with the post office.
Currently for postal packages: Friends of the Constitution, P.O. Box 343, 4500 Solothurn

No, please send the original documents by post.

Swiss citizens living abroad should fill in their home address abroad, including postcode, place of residence and country of residence, in the "Home address" column and fill in the "Canton, postcode, municipality" sections with the details of their last Swiss electoral commune (if you registered your new address abroad when you moved away from the commune). And then send it to us by post... only original signature sheets will be accepted.

Lawyers are notoriously overloaded with large lawsuits, difficult to reach and unfortunately cannot work for free.

  • Dr. iur. Walter M. Haefelin, haefelin@haefelinlaw.ch
  • Legal studio, http://www.rechtsatelier.com/
  • Hermann Lei, 8500 Frauenfeld, www.frauenfeld-anwalt.ch, 071 622 42 82
  • Dr. iur. Silja V. Meyer, 8008 Zurich, www.meyer-recht.ch,
  • Patrick Villoz, 5704 Egliswil, www.advokatur-villoz.ch 076 358 06 65
  • MLaw,Vanja Stuparanovic, 8834 Schindellegi, 0787258084
  • Mlaw, Artur Terekhov, http://www.at-recht-steuern.ch/ (representation before courts primarily in the area of public law)

Before you contact them, here are alternatives:


Furthermore, much can be read and researched:


Liability statements/forms:


Our partner organisation is dedicated to these issues.

The state must not discriminate.
Private companies that do not have a universal service mandate are allowed to do so. Unfortunately, precedents show that it makes no sense to take legal action against this.
Only the inevitable decline in turnover will make entrepreneurs rethink.
- If you work in a medical or care profession, please refer to: https://sos-gesundheitsberufe.ch
- If you are discriminated against by the employer: see legal aid organisations above.

This information is all without guarantee but merely shows what Fdv was able to find out by asking questions. Contact a legally trained person for detailed and legally sound information.

According to the author of this article, the dismissal is inadmissible if the employee concerned does not work in a particularly exposed industry such as health care.
If a dismissal is nevertheless made, it is likely to prove abusive more often than not and the employee would be entitled to compensation of up to six months' wages (Art. 336a CO).


Update 2 September 2021

In Switzerland, the employer has the right to dismiss an employee at any time, not only for refusing to vaccinate but also for other private unacceptable commitments or attitudes, economic reasons, etc. The employer has the right to terminate the employment contract.

The RAV has a great deal of discretion to determine hiring days if the reason for dismissal is refusal to vaccinate. How can this 'penalty' be avoided?
There is no practice on this yet, but the following is useful:
- If arguments with the employer are fruitless, you should have yourself dismissed. Negotiate the reason for dismissal with the employer, if possible not 'because of refusal to vaccinate'.
- After registering with the RAV, wait for the decision. This decision can be challenged under administrative law.
Each case is individual. But if you have any questions: www.vereinte-rechtshilfe.ch


We received an interesting alternative from a reader:

If you are forced to get vaccinated to keep your job, here is a list of how to get around it. The secret is NOT to refuse vaccination....

A friend who works at the health department is being pressured to get vaccinated: He wrote to his supervisor:

"I am writing to you regarding the matter of the possible Covid vaccination and my desire to be fully informed and know ALL the facts before I am vaccinated. I would be very grateful if you could provide me with the following information in accordance with the law:

  1. Can you please tell me if the vaccine is legally approved and if it is experimental?
  2. Can you please provide information and assurance that the vaccine has been fully, independently and rigorously tested on control groups and what the results of these tests were?
  3. Can you please tell me the full list of ingredients in the vaccine I am to receive and whether any of them are toxic to the body?
  4. Can you please tell me all the side effects associated with this vaccine since its introduction?
  5. Can you please confirm that the vaccine you are advocating is NOT an "experimental mRNA gene modification therapy"?
  6. Can you please confirm that in accordance with the Nuremberg Code, I will not be pressured in any way by you as my employer?

Once I have received the above information in full and I am sure that there is NO danger to my health, I am happy to accept your offer of treatment, but under certain conditions - namely that:

  1. They confirm to me in writing that I will not suffer any damage.
  2. The offer must be signed by a fully qualified medical practitioner who accepts full legal and financial responsibility for any harm that may befall me and/or authorised staff in connection with these procedures.
  3. In the event that I have to decline the offer of vaccination, please confirm that this will not affect my position and that I will not be disadvantaged or discriminated against as a result?
  4. I also point out that my inalienable rights are reserved.

The point is that you NOT Rejected have if employers cannot provide this information....


This information is all without guarantee but merely shows what Fdv was able to find out by asking questions. Contact a legally trained person for detailed and legally sound information.

The right to petition is the right to submit a concern in writing to a competent authority. This can be done on-line and does not require a handwritten signature. The petition can be formulated as a request, a demand or a simple suggestion. https://www.ch.ch/de/demokratie/politische-rechte/petition/
If the voters are against decisions of the parliament, they can take the referendum (optional referendum). The referendum committee must then collect 50,000 valid handwritten signatures within 100 days. This period begins to run on the day on which the enactment in question is officially published. The law only comes into force if it is approved by a majority of those voting.https://www.ch.ch/de/demokratie/politische-rechte/fakultatives- referendum/the-obligatory-and-the-facultative-referendum-in-der-sch/
The federal popular initiative is a political instrument that enables citizens to amend the Federal Constitution. For a popular initiative to come into being, the initiators must collect 100,000 handwritten signatures from persons entitled to vote within 18 months. https://www.ch.ch/de/demokratie/politische-rechte/volksinitiative/was-ist- an-eidgenossian-people's-initiative/

Because we have direct influence on democracy with the above instruments, we do not need a constitutional court.
In Switzerland, every federal law has direct democratic legitimacy. Either because the referendum was taken and the law was adopted in a referendum, or because the referendum was not taken but the sovereign could have done so. It would therefore be undemocratic if a law that has cleared the direct democratic hurdles were to be nullified by a court.

We think - yes - it works. The proof is in votes such as those on CO2 and E-ID, which were massively promoted and yet not adopted. In addition, a team from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has observed the federal elections in each of the last few years.
It may be that individual checkpoints are not adhered to.
If there is evidence, any private person can file a complaint. Every police station accepts a criminal complaint verbally or in writing. You can also inform the public prosecutor's office.
Reporting someone to the police - filing a complaint
Here you can download the result of our internal analysis on the voting procedure for referendums and initiatives in September 2021:

The file can be printed in black and white by the printer settings on your printer.

We receive a total of 200-300 mails per day and can only answer some of them for capacity reasons. In addition, we are neither medical nor legal or political experts. Often, like you, we have to go looking for answers first. Nüd for unguet....

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