Number of judges reached 1,271 persons in 2012 in Switzerland, according to the United Nations. This is 11.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of judges in Switzerland reached an all time high of 1,996 persons in 2000 and an all time low of 1,089 persons in 2009. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, number of judges in Austria amounted to 2,370 persons, 5,858 persons in France, 20,382 persons in Germany and 11,260 persons in Italy in 2012.
Switzerland has been ranked 34th within the group of 75 countries we follow in terms of number of judges.
A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as part of a panel of judges.