- About the State Prosecutorial Council
The State Prosecutorial Council is an independent state body that performs tasks of state prosecutorial self-governance and administrative tasks, and participates in ensuring uniformity of law enforcement and in the protection of independence of state prosecutors.
The State Prosecutorial Council provides opinions on the prosecution policy of the State Prosecutor’s Office, prepares assessments of state prosecutorial service performance, decides on the promotion of state prosecutors and decides on the incompatibility of a state prosecutorial position. The State Prosecutorial Council adopts criteria regarding the quality of the work of state prosecutors for the performance assessment of the state prosecutorial service and individual prosecutors and criteria for the assessment of the prosecution performance of the State Prosecutor’s Offices as it is competent for performance assessments and the efficiency of the functioning of the State Prosecutor’s Offices.
The State Prosecutorial Council is the most important body of the State Prosecutor’s Office in the recruitment procedure for the appointment of new state prosecutors and appoints candidates to other positions in the state prosecutorial organisation.
The State Prosecutorial Council is involved in the proceedings for appointment of state prosecutors and provides opinions on proposals for the appointment of state prosecutors, submits proposals on the appointment of the State Prosecutor General, appoints and dismisses heads of District State Prosecutor’s Offices and their deputies, decides on the transfers and secondments of state prosecutors, appoints and dismisses disciplinary bodies, and performs other matters in accordance with the law.
In accordance with the Amendment to the State Prosecutor’s Office Act in 2015, the State Prosecutorial Council acquired new competences.
The State Prosecutorial Council adopts criteria and methods for testing professional qualifications and other skills of candidates for the position of state prosecutor, decides on the secondment of a state attorney to the Specialised State Prosecutor’s Office to perform more demanding expert tasks, adopts the Code of Ethics of State Prosecutors, appoints the Commission for Ethics and Integrity, provides consent to the Policy on Detection and Corruption Risks Management and the State Prosecutor’s Offices’ Exposure and monitors its implementation and proposes amendments thereto.
Barbara LIPOVŠEK, MSc
Senior State Prosecutor
Katja FILIPČIČ, PhD
Senior State Prosecutor
District State Prosecutor
Barbara KNOL DROBNIČ
Supreme State Prosecutor Counsellor
Ljubica KOSMOVSKI FOJKAR
Senior State Prosecutor, Head of Prosecutor's Office in Krško