Digitisation of the Swiss justice system

The aim of the Justitia 4.0 project is to replace the current paper files with electronic files. In future, legal transactions between the director of proceedings and the parties to the proceedings, as well as file inspection, are to take place via the secure platform Justitia.Swiss. A justice file application will be made available to the judicial authorities, which will enable efficient and user-friendly work with the digital file. Digitisation allows for more efficient cooperation between judicial authorities and the legal profession, leads to time savings when searching through files and increases the attractiveness of the sector for newcomers.

This is because digitisation makes files available to everyone at any time, regardless of location. Delays due to postal exchange are eliminated and work can be done more efficiently. By eliminating the coordination of administrative and logistical activities, work can be focussed on substantive issues and finding the right law.

This benefits Digital Switzerland because judicial authorities, the legal profession and private individuals will be able to communicate with each other digitally in the future. For a secure digital justice system.

The project is being carried out on behalf of the justice directors (cantons/CCJPD) and the Judicial Conference (courts).


  • 2019 Kickoff of the Justitia 4.0 project
  • 2021 Start of WTO procurement for the development and operation of the Justitia.Swiss platform
  • 2022 Awards for development and operation
  • Preparatory phase 2024
  • Pilot operation 2025 at the earliest
  • with entry into force of the Federal Act on Platforms for Electronic Communication in the Judiciary Full operation


Start 2019
End 2027




The population and the economy can use digital methods to conduct their business with the authorities


Digital public services

Public authorities offer their services digitally as standard (digital first).

Focus themes

Digitalisation-friendly legislation

Laws are designed in such a way that they encourage digitalisation instead of inhibiting it. Authorities at all federal levels conduct their business digitally whenever possible and wherever practical. If necessary, non-digital solutions are also offered.