State Prosecutor General

Competences

State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenija

  • adopts an enforcement policy after prior reasoned opinion of the State Prosecutorial Council;
  • issues general instructions, with which in the context of a certain enforcement policy the conditions, criteria and special circumstances affecting decisions of state prosecutors are defined in greater detail;
  • issues general instructions for the work of state prosecutors in dealing with cases. General instructions concern the uniform application of the law, guidance or equalisation of enforcement policy and providing information at the state prosecutors' offices;
  • proposes criteria to be adopted by the State Prosecutor's Council regarding the quality of work of state prosecutors for the assessment of the state prosecutorial service and criteria for the performance of enforcement of state prosecutors' offices;
  • supervises the implementation of affairs of state prosecutorial management at state prosecutors' offices;
  • orders the extent and manner of performing a partial expert inspection to be carried out to assess the duties of an individual state prosecutor or to assess the quality of work and effectiveness of law enforcement in particular types of cases, or for the analysis of the implementation or preparation of laws and other regulations;
  • may appoint a different local competent state prosecutor's office to act in individual cases;
  • submits a proposal to the competent minister for an order on the number of positions for state prosecutors and titles for the state prosecutorial service at individual state prosecutors' offices;
  • decides on the allocation and termination of the assignment of a state prosecutor to another state prosecutor's office;
  • proposes the relocation of a state prosecutor;
  • gives a prior opinion on the appointment of heads of a district state prosecutor's office;
  • gives an opinion on the dismissal of heads of a district state prosecutor's office;
  • on a proposal from the national representative in Eurojust, issues an order on taking over cases which have already been assigned to be dealt with by another state prosecutor if this is necessary for efficient handling;
  • may submit initiatives to the disciplinary prosecutor to institute disciplinary proceedings;
  • may make requests to institute disciplinary proceedings;
  • may impose temporary removal of state prosecutors from the state prosecutor's service (suspension);
  • must be immediately informed by the court which orders the detention of a state prosecutor;
  • awards recognitions to state prosecutors for special achievements or endeavours, and for successfully completing demanding projects within their competence or performance of duties or authorisations;
  • prepares joint annual reports on the work of state prosecutors' offices;
  • forwards notices on the work of state prosecutors to the media by means of written communication or by calling press conferences or by other appropriate means;
  • may inform the public about the state of individual cases dealt with by the state prosecutor's office if this does not affect the course of the proceedings, the secrecy of proceedings or persons’ privacy;
  • on their own initiative or on a proposal from the head of the state prosecutor's office, issues a statement for the public which warns that certain information or comments published in the media severely threaten or violate the constitutional right to the presumption of innocence of suspects in pre-trial proceedings, the constitutional right to the presumption of innocence of persons dealt with in criminal proceedings, the independence of state prosecutors' offices, or the operation of state prosecutors' offices on the basis of the Constitution and the law.