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The Federal Department of Justice and Police has a wide range of responsabilities. It deals with socio-political issues such as the co-existence of Swiss and foreign nationals, asylum matters, internal security and the fight against crime.

Karin Keller-Sutter

Karin Keller-Sutter

The United Federal Assembly elected Karin Keller-Sutter to the Federal Council on 5 December 2018. She assumed her position as head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police on 1 January 2019.