Independent expert commission (IEC) administrative detention
On 5 November 2014, the Federal Council appointed an Independent Expert Commission (IEC) to investigate the use of administrative detention and other compulsory measures as instruments of social welfare in Switzerland until 1981. The legal basis is the Federal Act on Investigation of the Use of Compulsory Welfare Measures and Custody Arrangements prior to 1981 (SR 211.223.13), which entered into effect on 1 April 2017, replacing the Federal Act of 21 March 2014 on the Rehabilitation of Administrative Detainees (SR 211.223.12). The IEC is made up of an expert commission and an interdisciplinary research team. The IEC will complete its work in 2019.