Art. 124 StGB

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Art. 124 StGB (Swiss Criminal Code)[1] reads (highlighting in the legal text by IntactiWiki):

Swiss Criminal Code
Second book: Special provisions, First title: Criminal acts against life and limb, 3. Bodily harm
Art. 124 - Mutilation of female genitals[2]

  1. Anyone who mutilates the genitals of a female person, significantly and permanently impairs their natural function or damages them in any other way, will be punished with imprisonment of up to ten years or a fine of not less than 180 daily rates.
  2. Also liable to prosecution is anyone who commits the act abroad, is in Switzerland and is not extradited. Article 7 paragraphs 4 and 5 apply.

Non-binding comment from IntactiWiki:

The offenses mentioned in this Penal Code article make FGM a criminal offense. As in Germany, this article does not differentiate between female children and adult women. MGM has not been explicitly criminalized in Switzerland either, only implicitly.

See also


  1. REFweb (2012). Art. 124: 3. Körperverletzung. / Verstümmelung weiblicher Genitalien [Art. 124: 3. Bodily harm. / Verstümmelung weiblicher Genitalien] (German), Portal der Schweizer Regierung. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  2. REFweb Verstümmelung weiblicher Genitalien [Mutilation of female genitals] (German), Schweizer Gesetzestexte. Retrieved 25 September 2019.