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Federal Office of Justice (FOJ)

The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) drafts bills relating to the main areas of law, including private law, criminal law, debt collection and bankruptcy law, international private law and public and administrative law.

The office also advises the other agencies of the Federal Administration on all legislative matters.

In this role, the FOJ has managed various prioritised projects of the eGovernment Switzerland programme for 2008 to 2015 (e.g. ordering and obtaining certified documents, digitisation of reports of marital status changes and services to support the processing of electronic documents (Open eGov). In the strategic plan for 2016 to 2019, the FOJ is responsible for the implementation of two strategic projects: «Establishment of a national address service» and «Nationalwide property searches».