a) Legal

The Swiss Civil Code : Sections of the laws that regulate foundations

The statutes of the F.R.E.D.I foundation

The Swiss commercial register : The listing in the fribourg register

Federal oversight : Made by the Federal Department of Home Affairs


b) Operational regulations

There are two conventions that govern the work of F.R.E.D.I

The UN convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC)

The Hague Converence on private International Law : The Convention on the civil aspects of International child abduction

In particular articles  8-11,18, 34-36, of the UNCRC and the first four articles of  the Hague convention