State Prosecutor

State Prosecutor – The State Prosecutor is an independent institution with authority and responsibility for the prosecution of persons charged with committing criminal acts or other acts as specified by law. The State Prosecutor is an impartial institution and acts in accordance with the Constitution and the law. The organization, competencies and duties of the State Prosecutor are defined by law. The State Prosecutor reflects the multiethnic composition of the Republic of Kosovo and respects the principles of gender equality. The initial mandate for prosecutor is three years. The reappointment mandate is permanent until the retirement age as determined by law, unless removed in accordance with law. The Chief State Prosecutor is appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Kosovo upon the proposal of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council. The mandate of the Chief State Prosecutor is seven years, without the possibility of reappointment.
 
Kosovo Prosecutorial Council – Kosovo Prosecutorial Council is a fully independent institution in the exercise of its functions in accordance with law. The Kosovo Prosecutorial Council ensures equal access to justice for all persons in Kosovo. The Kosovo Prosecutorial Council ensures that the State Prosecutor is independent, professional, and impartial and reflects the multi-ethnic nature of Kosovo and the principles of gender equality. The Kosovo Prosecutorial Council shall recruit, propose, promote, advance, transfer, and discipline prosecutors in a manner provided by law. The Council shall give preference for appointment as prosecutors, to the members of underrepresented communities in a manner provided by law. All candidates should fulfill the criteria as provided by law. The composition of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, as well as provisions regarding the reappointment, removal, term of office, organizational structure and rules of procedure, are determined by law.
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