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Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania Article 118 IX of Chapter (“The Court”)

Update time 2016-02-15 11:48

Prosecutors shall organise and direct pre-trial investigation, and prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the State.

Prosecutors shall, in the cases prescribed by law, defend rights and lawful interests of an individual, society and the State.

When discharging their functions, prosecutors shall be independent and shall observe only the law.

The Prosecution Service of the Republic of Lithuania shall comprise the Office of the Prosecutor General and territorial prosecutor’s offices.

Prosecutor General shall be appointed and dismissed from office by the President of the Republic, with the consent of the Seimas.

The procedure for the appointment and dismissal of prosecutors, as well as their status shall be established by law.