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The Department of Public Interest Protection of the Prosecutor General’s Office fulfils the tasks of a representative of public interest in non-criminal field of the Public Prosecutor’s Office within the competence of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

 

Competencies of the Department of Public Interest Protection are as follows:

 

The Department of Public Interest Protection secures the exclusive right of the Prosecutor General in non-criminal are of law, which is filing administrative suits according to Section 66 (2) of the Act 150/2002 Coll., Code of Administrative Judicial Procedure, against decision of administrative authorities, in cases where the Prosecutor General finds a compelling public interest.

 

The Department of Public Interest Protection is also entitled according to Section 51 (2) of the Act no. 91/2012 Coll., on International Civil Law, to enter proceedings before the Supreme Court held on recognition of final and effective decisions in the matter of divorce, statutory separation, declaration of marriage as null and void and determination whether there is a marriage or not, if at least one party of the proceedings was a citizen of the Czech Republic.

 

Furthermore, the Department of Public Interest Protection:

 

-     performs supervision in relation to High Public Prosecutor’s Offices in the non-criminal field,

 

-     secures performing controls of concluded cases in the non-criminal field at any Public Prosecutor’s Office in cases, where the Prosecutor General orders to do so,

-     is entitled to perform inquiries at any inferior Public Prosecutor’s Office in the course of securing execution of competencies and obligations of the Prosecutor General,

 

-     drafts background documents for elaboration of Instructions of General Nature of the Prosecutor General for unification and directing the procedure of public prosecutors in the course of performance of the non-criminal competence of Public Prosecutor’s Office,

 

-     drafts background documents for elaboration of motions filed to the Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court to propose that the Supreme Court issued an opinion concerning interpretation of statutory Act or another legal enactment in cases where the Department of Public Interest Protection finds, in connection to exercising of powers of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, inconsistencies in decision making of courts in the fields of law, where the Public Prosecutor’s Office or the Prosecutor General exercise their non-criminal competence,

 

-        participates on methodical assistance provided to lower levels of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in any non-criminal competence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (i.e. District, Regional and High Public Prosecutor’s Offices).

 

 

 
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