Only two specialized prosecutors’ offices will activate in our country from August 1. Now there are nine specialized prosecutors’ offices.
Thus there will be created the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes. It will specialize on exercise and conducting criminal investigations, finding the evidence of guilt in cases of torture, terrorism, criminal organizations and other cases within its jurisdiction by law.
The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office will continue its corruption cases investigations, will lead the prosecution in cases investigated by the National Anticorruption Center and will represent the accusation in corruption cases in the courts.
The two specialized prosecutors’ offices will be led by a chief prosecutor with the force of the Deputy Prosecutor General. His duties will spread throughout the country.
The other new thing in the Law on Prosecutors’ Offices is that investigative officers and experts will be detached from other institutions for a period of up to 5 years. Detachments decisions will be signed by the Prosecutor General at the agreement of the head of institution where the detached specialists work. The salaries will be paid from the Prosecutor’s Office budget.
The acting Prosecutor General, Eduard Harunjen said: "These legal provisions will allow to make these law authorities more responsible and exclude the interference in investigations and so to raise the investigations efficiency".
On August 1, after the entry into force of the new Law on Prosecutors’ Offices, all specialized Prosecutors’ Offices will be reorganized or liquidated, except the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office.