Prosecutor General
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Incumbent
Olsian Çela

since 6 December 2019
StyleHis Excellency
Appointernomination by President
Term length7 years (by new Constitution 2016)
Formation26 January 1945
Websitepp.gov.al

In Albania, the Prosecutor General (Albanian: Prokurori i Përgjithshëm) is the highest judicial authority exercising the criminal prosecution of entities or individuals and representing the accusation in court on behalf of the state. They are also responsible for carrying out a series of other duties assigned by law to the prosecution.[1]

The General Prosecutor proposes to the President of the Republic the candidates for prosecutor after considering the opinion of the Council of Prosecution. They are entitled to issue orders for the prosecutor's suspension from exercise of their duty when the starting of a criminal proceeding against them has been decided, until the end of the proceeding, or when a serious disciplinary violation is uncovered.

In the exercise of their competencies, prosecutors operate in accordance with the Constitution and laws. They exert their competencies by respecting the principles of fair, equal and legal proceedings and safeguarding human rights, interests and legal freedoms.

The Prosecution is organized and working under the direction of the General Prosecutor as a centralized structure, composed of the Office of the General Prosecutor, the Council of the Prosecution and the prosecutors of the judiciary system.[2]

Prosecutors

No. Name
Term in office
1 Bedri Spahiu 26 January 1945 1949
2 Siri Çarçani 12 June 1951
3 Aranit Çela 21 June 1958 November 1966
4 Lefter Goga November 1966 22 November 1970
5 Dhori Panariti 22 November 1970 23 November 1982
6 Rrapi Mino 23 November 1982 6 May 1991
7 Petrit Serjani 14 May 1991 6 May 1992
8 Maksim Haxhia 6 May 1992 17 September 1992
9 Alush Dragoshi 7 December 1992 12 August 1997
10 Arben Rakipi 12 August 1997 19 March 2002
11 Theodhori Sollaku 29 March 2002 5 November 2007
12 Ina Rama 22 November 2007 3 December 2012
13 Adriatik Llalla 3 December 2012 18 December 2017
14 Arta Marku 18 December 2017 6 December 2019
15 Olsian Çela 6 December 2019 Incumbent

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