- Ensure the observance of legality under the Constitution and other laws
- Oversee the enforcement of laws and other legal bodies, and the legal power of the state
- Carry out inspections and investigations for law enforcement
- Issue legal opinions in the event of mandatory consultation prescribed by law or upon request of the Council of Ministers
- Collaborate with agencies to maintain security, public order and tranquility in the prevention and fight against crime
- Participate in actions leading to the development of legal consciousness of citizens, employees and agents of the state
- Combat corruption
- Monitor conformity with the law and fulfillment of the principles of law
- Represent and defend, before the courts, the assets and interests of the State
As chief law officer, the Attorney General has a special responsibility to be the guardian of the rule of law that protects individuals and society as a whole, and safeguards personal liberties. The Attorney General’s Office is the highest authority of the public ministries, directed by the Attorney General, who is appointed by the President for a period of five years.
Tough on corruption
Speaking at a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption, Attorney General Buchili noted that acts of extortion by agents of authority ‘are practices which not only disgrace the country but also cause serious losses’. To defeat skilled criminals, the legal system also needed ‘fearless co-operation from highly qualified experts committed to the cause of justice’ and ‘to continue boldly in the fight against corruption, because we are convinced that with this mission we are making a positive contribution to the good of our society’.
The Attorney General’s Office, the superior organ of the prosecution, is an institution of the justice system committed to the democratic rule of law and constitutional guarantees. It is independent, effective in combating crime, and ensures the protection of legitimate rights and interests of citizens and legal entities.
The Attorney General’s Office, as a responsible institution, holds public prosecutions; heads the investigation of criminal offenses; represents public interest and social control; and guarantees the protection of minors, citizens and legal entities in general, including respect for human rights.