Office of the public prosecutor

The Public Prosecutor’s Office is a monocratic administrative authority, dependent on the instructions of its superior authorities, which must exist in every court. According to the Napoleonic Code, the public prosecutor’s office has a threefold function: a) to represent the interests of the State in civil proceedings, b) to represent the prosecution in criminal proceedings and c) to supervise the activities of the courts.

Term-Nr.: 609

German: Staatsanwaltschaft (749)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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