Collegiate Council, Commissions
Update time 2016-02-15 11:19
COLLEGIATE COUNCIL OF
THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
In accordance with Paragraph 3, Article 7 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Prosecutor’s Office, an advisory body – Collegiate Council of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania – shall be established at the Office of the Prosecutor General. It is chaired by the Prosecutor General and its members include Deputy Prosecutors General and Chief Prosecutors of regional prosecutor’s offices. Other prosecutors may also be included in the Council as its members by the decision of the Prosecutor General. Judges, heads of law enforcement authorities and other national institutions or representatives authorised by them may also be invited to the meetings of the Council.
The Collegiate Council acts in its capacity as an advisory body of the prosecutor’s office of the Republic of Lithuania. It considers the most important issues of work of the Prosecutor General’s Office and territorial prosecutor’s offices or of service (work) of prosecutors and staff of prosecution service, which are related to the performance of functions of the prosecution service as specified in Article 2 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, the Council deals with issues of public administration of the work of prosecution service, legal education, training and raising of professional qualification, as well as supply of financial and material resources to the prosecution service.
COMMISSIONS FORMED BY PROSECUTOR GENERAL
In accordance with Article 10 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Prosecutor’s Office, there are a number of commissions at the Office of the Prosecutor General, which are established by the orders of Prosecutor General, namely, Candidates’ Selection Commission, Candidates’ Examination Commission, Prosecutors’ Ethics Commission and Performance Evaluation Commission.
The Candidates’ Selection Commission is formed for a 3-year term from five prosecutors having great administrative capacities. The aim of this commission is to select and recommend the most suitable candidates for vacant posts of prosecutors and to calculate the length of one’s service as a prosecutor. The functions of this commission include: selection of suitable candidates for the post of a prosecutor, selection of candidates for vacant posts of prosecutors, calculation of length of service in accordance with the established criteria.
The Candidates’ Examination Commission is formed for a 3-year term from seven prosecutors. This commission organises and conducts examination of candidates for the post of a prosecutor.
The Prosecutors’ Ethics Commission is formed for a 3-year term from five prosecutors whose length of service in the prosecutor’s position is not less than 7 years and who are held in high esteem at the prosecutor's office. The purpose of this commission is to investigate and assess the infringements of the provisions and obligatory principles of the Code of Ethics. This commission aims to ensure that the prosecutors comply with the requirements of provisions and principles enshrined in the Code of Ethics.
The Performance Evaluation Commission is formed for a 3-year term from seven prosecutors whose length of service in the prosecutor’s position is not less than 7 years. This commission evaluates performance and competence of prosecutors and also checks whether they are suitable for their position.