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In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general (sometimes abbreviated AG) is the main legal advisor to the government. Attorney general_sentence_0

The plural is attorneys general. Attorney general_sentence_1

In some jurisdictions, attorneys general also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally. Attorney general_sentence_2

In practice, the extent to which the attorney general personally provides legal advice to the government varies between jurisdictions, and even between individual office-holders within the same jurisdiction, often depending on the level and nature of the office-holder's prior legal experience. Attorney general_sentence_3

Where the attorney general has ministerial responsibility for legal affairs in general (as is the case, for example, with the United States Attorney General or the Attorney-General for Australia, and the respective attorneys general of the states in each country), the ministerial portfolio is largely equivalent to that of a Minister of Justice in some other countries. Attorney general_sentence_4

The term was originally used to refer to any person who holds a general power of attorney to represent a principal in all matters. Attorney general_sentence_5

In the common law tradition, anyone who represents the state, especially in criminal prosecutions, is such an attorney. Attorney general_sentence_6

Although a government may designate some official as the permanent attorney general, anyone who came to represent the state in the same way could, in the past, be referred to as such, even if only for a particular case. Attorney general_sentence_7

Today, however, in most jurisdictions, the term is largely reserved as a title of the permanently appointed attorney general of the state, sovereign or other member of the royal family. Attorney general_sentence_8

Civil law jurisdictions have similar offices, which may be variously called "public prosecutor general", "procurators", "advocates general", "public attorneys", and other titles. Attorney general_sentence_9

Many of these offices also use "attorney general" or "attorney-general" as the English translation of the title, although because of different historical provenance, the nature of such offices is usually different from that of attorneys-general in common law jurisdictions. Attorney general_sentence_10

Etymology Attorney general_section_0

In regard to the etymology of the phrase Attorney General, Steven Pinker writes that the earliest citation in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1292: "Tous attorneyz general purrount lever fins et cirrographer" (All general attorneys may levy fines and make legal documents). Attorney general_sentence_11

The phrase was borrowed from Anglo-Norman French when England was ruled by Normans after the conquest of England in the 11th-century. Attorney general_sentence_12

As a variety of French, which was spoken in the law courts, schools, universities and in sections of the gentry and the bourgeoisie, the term relating to government got introduced into English. Attorney general_sentence_13

The phrase attorney general is composed of a noun followed by the postpositive adjective general and as other French compounds its plural form also appears as "attorneys generals". Attorney general_sentence_14

As compared to major generals, a term that also originates from French ("") and also has a postpositive adjective, it also appears incorrectly as "attorney generals". Attorney general_sentence_15

While Steven Pinker writes: "So if you are ever challenged for saying attorney-generals, mother-in-laws, passerbys ... you can reply, 'They are the very model of the modern major general.'" Attorney general_sentence_16

The modern title of major general is a military rank in which the word "general" is not used as an adjective but as a noun, which can be pluralized. Attorney general_sentence_17

Attorneys-general in common law and hybrid jurisdictions Attorney general_section_1

Attorneys-General in common law jurisdictions, and jurisdictions with a legal system which is partially derived from the common law tradition, share a common provenance. Attorney general_sentence_18

Australia Attorney general_section_2

Main article: Attorney-General for Australia Attorney general_sentence_19

In Australia, the Attorney-General is the chief law officer of the Crown and a member of the Cabinet. Attorney general_sentence_20

The Attorney-General is the minister responsible for legal affairs, national and public security, and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Attorney general_sentence_21

Christian Porter is the current Attorney-General. Attorney general_sentence_22

The Australian states each have separate attorneys-general, who are state ministers with similar responsibilities to the federal minister with respect to state law. Attorney general_sentence_23

Functions of the state and federal attorneys-general include the administration of the selection of persons for nomination to judicial posts, and authorizing prosecutions. Attorney general_sentence_24

In normal circumstances, the prosecutorial powers of the Attorney-General are exercised by the Director of Public Prosecutions and staff; however, the Attorney-General maintains formal control, including the power to initiate and terminate public prosecutions and take over private prosecutions. Attorney general_sentence_25

Statutory criminal law provides that prosecutions for certain offences require the individual consent of the Attorney-General. Attorney general_sentence_26

This is generally for offences whose illegality is of a somewhat controversial nature or where there is perceived to be a significant risk that prosecutions of a political nature may be embarked upon. Attorney general_sentence_27

The Attorney-General also generally has the power to issue certificates legally conclusive of certain facts (e.g., that the revelation of certain matters in court proceedings might constitute a risk to national security); the facts stated in such certificates must be accepted by the courts and cannot legally be disputed by any parties. Attorney general_sentence_28

The Attorney-General also has the power to issue a nolle prosequi with respect to a case, which authoritatively determines that the state (in whose name prosecutions are brought) does not wish to prosecute the case, so preventing any person from doing so. Attorney general_sentence_29

For the attorneys-general of the various states and territories of Australia see: Attorney general_sentence_30

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Bangladesh Attorney general_section_3

Main article: Attorney-General of Bangladesh Attorney general_sentence_31

Barbados Attorney general_section_4

Main article: Attorney-General of Barbados Attorney general_sentence_32

British Virgin Islands Attorney general_section_5

Main article: Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands Attorney general_sentence_33

Canada Attorney general_section_6

Main articles: Canadian Minister of Justice and Canadian Minister of Public Safety Attorney general_sentence_34

The Attorney General of Canada (French: Procureur général du Canada) is a separate title held by the Canadian Minister of Justice (Ministre de la Justice), a member of the Cabinet. Attorney general_sentence_35

The Minister of Justice is concerned with questions of policy and their relationship to the justice system. Attorney general_sentence_36

In their role as attorney general, they are the chief law officer of the Crown. Attorney general_sentence_37

A separate cabinet position, the Minister of Public Safety (Ministre de la Sécurité publique), formerly the "Solicitor General", administers the law enforcement agencies (police, prisons, and security) of the federal government. Attorney general_sentence_38

For the attorneys-general of the various provinces of Canada see: Attorney general_sentence_39

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Fiji Attorney general_section_7

Main article: Attorney-General (Fiji) Attorney general_sentence_40

In Fiji, the role of the Attorney General is defined as "providing essential legal expertise and support to the Government". Attorney general_sentence_41

More specific functions include "legislative drafting", "legal aid", "the prerogative of mercy" (advising the President), "liquor licensing" and "film censorship". Attorney general_sentence_42

The current Attorney General is Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Attorney general_sentence_43

In January 2008, he sparked controversy by accepting other government positions in addition to his role as Attorney General. Attorney general_sentence_44

Sayed-Khaiyum is currently responsible also for "Public Enterprise, Electoral Reform and Anti-Corruption". Attorney general_sentence_45

An article in the Fiji Times pointed out that "never before in the history of this nation has the Attorney-General held a portfolio dealing with matters other than the law and the judiciary", and criticised the decision. Attorney general_sentence_46

Grenada Attorney general_section_8

Main article: Attorney-General of Grenada Attorney general_sentence_47

Hong Kong Attorney general_section_9

Main article: Secretary for Justice (Hong Kong) Attorney general_sentence_48

The Secretary for Justice, known as the Attorney-General before the Transfer of the Sovereignty in 1997, is the legal adviser to the Hong Kong Government and heads the Department of Justice. Attorney general_sentence_49

They are assisted by five law officers, namely: Attorney general_sentence_50

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(The Administration and Development Division is headed by an Administrative Officer.) Attorney general_sentence_51

Crimes and offences are prosecuted at the suit of the Secretary of Justice. Attorney general_sentence_52

The Secretary of Justice, appointed by the Chinese government on the advice of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, is an ex officio member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. Attorney general_sentence_53

The position is normally held by a legal professional, and was, before July 2002, a civil service position. Attorney general_sentence_54

India Attorney general_section_10

Main article: Attorney General of India Attorney general_sentence_55

Ireland Attorney general_section_11

Main article: Attorney General of Ireland Attorney general_sentence_56

The Attorney General of Ireland is the legal adviser to the Government and is therefore the chief law officer of the State. Attorney general_sentence_57

The Office of the Attorney General, is made up of a number of different offices: Attorney general_sentence_58

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  • The Attorney General's Office (located at Merrion Street, Dublin 2) containing the Advisory Counsel to the Attorney GeneralAttorney general_item_3_26
  • The Office of Parliamentary Counsel to the Government (also located at Merrion Street, Dublin 2) containing the Parliamentary Counsel who draft legislation and have responsibilities in the area of Statute Law revisionAttorney general_item_3_27
  • The Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO) (located at Little Ship Street, Dublin 8) containing the solicitors representing the Attorney and the StateAttorney general_item_3_28

Since the enactment of the Prosecution of Offenses Act 1974 the responsibility for the prosecution of indictable criminal offences is mostly in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions who is by law independent of the Attorney General and the State. Attorney general_sentence_59

The current attorney general is Paul Gallagher, SC. Attorney general_sentence_60

Isle of Man Attorney general_section_12

Main article: Attorney General (Isle of Man) Attorney general_sentence_61

In the Isle of Man, the Attorney General is a Crown appointment (appointed by the UK government) and sits in the Legislative Council of the Isle of Man, 'ex officio'. Attorney general_sentence_62

Israel Attorney general_section_13

Main article: Attorney General of Israel Attorney general_sentence_63

The Attorney General of Israel is the head of the public prosecution from the state, the person who advises the government in legal matters, the person who represents the state's authorities in the courts, and advises in preparation of law memoranda of the government in general and the Justice Minister in particular (likewise he examines and advises for private proposals for a law of Knesset members). Attorney general_sentence_64

Jamaica Attorney general_section_14

Main article: Attorney General of Jamaica Attorney general_sentence_65

This is a position which existed in Jamaica for a long time. Attorney general_sentence_66

The Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, MP is the new Attorney General of Jamaica as of March 7, 2016. Attorney general_sentence_67

Kenya Attorney general_section_15

Main article: Attorney General of Kenya Attorney general_sentence_68

In Kenya the Attorney General is the Principal Legal Adviser to the Government and ex officio Member of Parliament and Cabinet. Attorney general_sentence_69

His duties include the formulation of legal policy and ensuring proper administration of Kenya's legal system including professional legal education. Attorney general_sentence_70

Assisting the Attorney General in the performance of his duties as Principal Legal Adviser to the Government are: Attorney general_sentence_71

Attorney general_unordered_list_4

  • Solicitor generalAttorney general_item_4_29
  • Senior Deputy Solicitor GeneralAttorney general_item_4_30
  • Director of Public ProsecutionsAttorney general_item_4_31
  • Registrar GeneralAttorney general_item_4_32
  • Administrator GeneralAttorney general_item_4_33
  • Chairman of Advocates Complaints CommissionAttorney general_item_4_34
  • Chief Parliamentary CounselAttorney general_item_4_35
  • Chief State CounselAttorney general_item_4_36

Kiribati Attorney general_section_16

Further information: Politics of Kiribati Attorney general_sentence_72

In Kiribati, the Attorney General is defined by section 42 of the Constitution as "the principal legal adviser to the Government". Attorney general_sentence_73

The Constitution specifies: "No person shall be qualified to hold or to act in the office of Attorney-General unless he is qualified to practise in Kiribati as an advocate in the High Court." Attorney general_sentence_74

The current Attorney General, as of 2016, is the Honourable Tetiro Semilota. Attorney general_sentence_75

Leeward Islands Attorney general_section_17

Main article: Attorney General of the Leeward Islands Attorney general_sentence_76

Malaysia Attorney general_section_18

Main article: Attorney General of Malaysia Attorney general_sentence_77

In Malaysia the Attorney-General or Peguam Negara (as he is referred to in Bahasa Malaysia) is the principal legal adviser to the Government. Attorney general_sentence_78

He is also the principal public prosecutor in the country, and is also known as the Public Prosecutor. Attorney general_sentence_79

He has the power, exercisable at his discretion, to institute, conduct or discontinue any proceedings for an offence, other than proceedings before a Syariah court, a native court or a court-martial. Attorney general_sentence_80

The current Attorney-General of Malaysia is Idris Harun since 2020. Attorney general_sentence_81

Maldives Attorney general_section_19

Main article: Attorney General of the Maldives Attorney general_sentence_82

Mauritius Attorney general_section_20

Main article: Ministry of Justice (Mauritius) Attorney general_sentence_83

In Mauritius, the Attorney-General, who should be a barrister, is the principal legal adviser to the government and holds the office of a minister. Attorney general_sentence_84

The Attorney-General's Office is also responsible for the drafting of legislation, and vetting of all contracts or agreements of which the government is a party, including international agreements, treaties or conventions. Attorney general_sentence_85

Myanmar Attorney general_section_21

Main article: Attorney General of Myanmar Attorney general_sentence_86

Nepal Attorney general_section_22

In Nepal, the Attorney General is the chief legal adviser of the Government of Nepal as well as its chief public prosecutor. Attorney general_sentence_87

An Attorney General is appointed by the President on recommendation of the Prime Minister. Attorney general_sentence_88

The Attorney General's Office is a constitutional body under the Constitution of Nepal (2015). Attorney general_sentence_89

For a person to be eligible for the post of Attorney General, they must also be qualified to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. Attorney general_sentence_90

New Zealand Attorney general_section_23

Main article: Attorney-General (New Zealand) Attorney general_sentence_91

In New Zealand, the Attorney-General is the chief law officer and primary legal advisor of the New Zealand government. Attorney general_sentence_92

The Attorney-General is the Minister responsible for the Crown Law Office, the Parliamentary Counsel Office, and the Serious Fraud Office. Attorney general_sentence_93

Historically, the post could be held either by a politician or by a senior jurist, but today, it is invariably held by a member of Parliament. Attorney general_sentence_94

The Attorney-General attends Cabinet, but the post is not the same as the Minister of Justice. Attorney general_sentence_95

By tradition, persons appointed to the position of Attorney-General have been lawyers. Attorney general_sentence_96

Only two former Attorneys-General have not been lawyers, most recently Dr Michael Cullen who held the post in 2005, and again from 2006. Attorney general_sentence_97

Pakistan Attorney general_section_24

Main article: Attorney-General of Pakistan Attorney general_sentence_98

The Attorney-General of Pakistan is the legal adviser to the government of the Pakistan and its public prosecutor. Attorney general_sentence_99

Philippines Attorney general_section_25

Main article: Office of the Solicitor General (Philippines) Attorney general_sentence_100

The Attorney General of the Philippines was an office that existed from 1901 until 1932, when the office was abolished and its functions taken over by the Secretary of Justice. Attorney general_sentence_101

Since then, the Solicitor General of the Philippines, previously the second law officer, has been the principal law officer and legal defender of the Philippine Government. Attorney general_sentence_102

The Office of the Solicitor General is the law firm of the Republic of the Philippines. Attorney general_sentence_103

It is tasked with representing the Philippines, the Philippine Government, and all its officials in any litigation or matter requiring the services of a lawyer especially before appellate courts. Attorney general_sentence_104

It is an independent and autonomous office attached to the Department of Justice for budgetary purposes. Attorney general_sentence_105

Samoa Attorney general_section_26

In Samoa, the Attorney General is the legal adviser to the government. Attorney general_sentence_106

Since 2016, the current Attorney General is Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff (whose father Misa Telefoni Retzlaff also served as Attorney General from 1986 to 1988) Attorney general_sentence_107

Singapore Attorney general_section_27

Main article: Attorney-General of Singapore Attorney general_sentence_108

The Attorney-General of Singapore is the legal adviser to the government of the Republic of Singapore and its public prosecutor. Attorney general_sentence_109

The current Attorney-General is Lucien Wong. Attorney general_sentence_110

Sri Lanka Attorney general_section_28

Main article: Attorney General of Sri Lanka Attorney general_sentence_111

The Attorney-General of Sri Lanka is the chief legal adviser of the Government of Sri Lanka and head of the Attorney-General department which is the public prosecutor. Attorney general_sentence_112

Sudan Attorney general_section_29

As of 10 October 2019, the Attorney General of Sudan is Tag el-Sir el-Hibir. Attorney general_sentence_113

Tonga Attorney general_section_30

Main article: Attorney General (Tonga) Attorney general_sentence_114

The office of Attorney General was established in Tonga in 1988, and was held jointly with the portfolio of Justice Minister until the two were separated in 2009. Attorney general_sentence_115

The Attorney General is defined as the "Chief Legal Advisor to Government". Attorney general_sentence_116

Trinidad & Tobago Attorney general_section_31

Main article: Attorney-General of Trinidad and Tobago Attorney general_sentence_117

According to the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, the supreme law of the nation, The Attorney General shall be responsible for the administration of legal affairs in Trinidad and Tobago and legal proceedings for and against the State shall be taken— (a) in the case of civil proceedings, in the name of the Attorney General; (b) in the case of criminal proceedings, in the name of the State. Attorney general_sentence_118

United Kingdom Attorney general_section_32

Main article: Law Officers of the Crown Attorney general_sentence_119

England and Wales Attorney general_section_33

Main article: Law Officers of the Crown in England and Wales Attorney general_sentence_120

The Attorney General for England and Wales is similarly the chief law officer of the Crown in England and Wales, and advises and represents the Crown and government departments in court. Attorney general_sentence_121

In practice, the Treasury Solicitor (who also has the title of Procurator General) normally provides the lawyers or briefs Treasury Counsel to appear in court, although the Attorney General may appear in person. Attorney general_sentence_122

The person appointed to this role provides legal advice to the Government, acts as the representative of the public interest and resolves issues between government departments. Attorney general_sentence_123

The Attorney General has supervisory powers over the prosecution of criminal offences, but is not personally involved with prosecutions; however, some prosecutions (e.g. riot) cannot be commenced without their consent, and they have the power to halt prosecutions generally. Attorney general_sentence_124

Criminal prosecutions are the responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service, headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions. Attorney general_sentence_125

The Attorney General may appeal cases to the higher courts where, although the particular case is settled, there may be a point of law of public importance at issue. Attorney general_sentence_126

The Attorney General's deputy is the Solicitor General for England and Wales. Attorney general_sentence_127

Under the Government of Wales Act 2006, the Counsel General is the chief legal adviser to the Welsh Government. Attorney general_sentence_128

Northern Ireland Attorney general_section_34

Main article: Law Officers of the Crown in Northern Ireland Attorney general_sentence_129

Since the prorogation of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in 1972, the Attorney General for England and Wales was also Attorney General for Northern Ireland. Attorney general_sentence_130

The separate office of Attorney General for Northern Ireland was re-created alongside the new office of Advocate General for Northern Ireland upon the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2010. Attorney general_sentence_131

Scotland Attorney general_section_35

Main article: Law Officers of the Crown in Scotland Attorney general_sentence_132

Historically, the Lord Advocate was the equivalent for Scotland of the Attorney General for England and Wales, being a legal advisor to the King of Scotland. Attorney general_sentence_133

After the Acts of Union 1707, the Lord Advocate became the chief legal advisor to the British government in respect of Scotland. Attorney general_sentence_134

Under constitutional reforms enacted in 1999, the Lord Advocate has become an officer of the Scottish Government, while the United Kingdom Government is advised on Scots law by the Advocate General for Scotland, a position created in 1999. Attorney general_sentence_135

The Lord Advocate is assisted by the Solicitor General for Scotland. Attorney general_sentence_136

The Advocate General is assisted by the Solicitor to the Advocate General for Scotland, based in Edinburgh. Attorney general_sentence_137

Other attorneys-general in the UK Attorney general_section_36

Main article: Law Officers of the Crown (Other persons) Attorney general_sentence_138

The Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall is the chief legal adviser to the Prince of Wales, and there is a separate Attorney General for the Duchy of Lancaster, an appointment that is held by the Crown. Attorney general_sentence_139

United States Attorney general_section_37

Main articles: United States Attorney General and State attorney general Attorney general_sentence_140

See also: District attorney and United States Attorney Attorney general_sentence_141

In the federal government of the United States, the Attorney General is a member of the Cabinet and, as head of the Department of Justice, is the top law enforcement officer and lawyer for the government. Attorney general_sentence_142

The Attorney General may need to be distinguished from the Solicitor General, a high Justice Department official with the responsibility of representing the government before the Supreme Court. Attorney general_sentence_143

In cases of exceptional importance, however, the Attorney General may choose personally to represent the government to the Supreme Court. Attorney general_sentence_144

The individual U.S. Attorney general_sentence_145 states and territories, as well as the federal district of Washington, D.C. also have attorneys general with similar responsibilities. Attorney general_sentence_146

The majority of state attorneys general are chosen by popular election, as opposed to the U.S. Attorney General, who is a presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate. Attorney general_sentence_147

In nearly all United States jurisdictions the attorney general is the chief law enforcement officer of that jurisdiction, and as such attorney general may also be considered a police rank. Attorney general_sentence_148

The proper form of addressing a person holding the office is addressed Mister or Madam Attorney General, or just as Attorney General. Attorney general_sentence_149

The plural is "Attorneys General" or "Attorneys-General". Attorney general_sentence_150

Zimbabwe Attorney general_section_38

Main article: Attorney General of Zimbabwe Attorney general_sentence_151

The Attorney General is the chief legal advisor of the government of Zimbabwe. Attorney general_sentence_152

The office falls under the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs. Attorney general_sentence_153

Similar offices in non-common law jurisdictions Attorney general_section_39

See also: Advocate General and Public procurator Attorney general_sentence_154

Non-common law jurisdictions usually have one or more offices which are similar to attorneys-general in common law jurisdictions, some of which use "attorney-general" as the English translation of their titles. Attorney general_sentence_155

Afghanistan Attorney general_section_40

Main article: Attorney General's Office of Afghanistan Attorney general_sentence_156

Brazil Attorney general_section_41

Main articles: Attorney General of the Union and Prosecutor General of the Republic Attorney general_sentence_157

Crimea Attorney general_section_42

Main article: Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea Attorney general_sentence_158

Dominican Republic Attorney general_section_43

Main article: Attorney General of the Republic (Dominican Republic) Attorney general_sentence_159

Finland Attorney general_section_44

Main article: Chancellor of Justice (Finland) Attorney general_sentence_160

Germany Attorney general_section_45

Main article: Public Prosecutor General (Germany) Attorney general_sentence_161

Hungary Attorney general_section_46

Main article: Chief Prosecutor of Hungary Attorney general_sentence_162

Iceland Attorney general_section_47

The state attorney (ríkislögmaður) represents the state in civil lawsuits. Attorney general_sentence_163

The state attorney is appointed by the Prime Minister for a period of 5 years and must have the same qualifications required to serve as a Supreme Court justice. Attorney general_sentence_164

The state prosecutor (ríkissaksóknari) represents the state in criminal trials and is appointed by the Minister of Justice for an indefinite period. Attorney general_sentence_165

The Minister of Justice oversees the judiciary, prosecution, policing, prison system et al. Attorney general_sentence_166

Indonesia Attorney general_section_48

Main article: Attorney General of Indonesia Attorney general_sentence_167

Italy Attorney general_section_49

Main article: Ministry of Justice (Italy) Attorney general_sentence_168

Mexico Attorney general_section_50

Main article: Attorney General (Mexico) Attorney general_sentence_169

Netherlands Attorney general_section_51

In the Netherlands, there are two types of attorneys-general, that are only historically related. Attorney general_sentence_170

The first type of attorney-general ("advocaat-generaal" in Dutch) is the public prosecutor in criminal cases at appellate courts. Attorney general_sentence_171

The second type of attorney-general ("procureur-generaal", while their replacements are called "advocaat-generaal") is an independent advisor to the Supreme Court. Attorney general_sentence_172

These people give an opinion on cases (called "conclusies") in any field of law (not just criminal law), supported by a scientific staff. Attorney general_sentence_173

The Supreme Court may either follow or reject the opinion of the attorney-general (which is published together with the eventual decision). Attorney general_sentence_174

In a way, an attorney-general acts as yet another judge, but in the Dutch system that does not allow dissenting opinions to be published, it is the only way to reflect different perceptions on a case. Attorney general_sentence_175

The Procureur-Generaal also prosecutes members of parliament in the case of misfeance. Attorney general_sentence_176

Dutch attorneys-general do not normally advise the government. Attorney general_sentence_177

Norway Attorney general_section_52

Main article: Office of the Attorney General of Norway Attorney general_sentence_178

Russia Attorney general_section_53

Main article: Prosecutor General of Russia Attorney general_sentence_179

Serbia Attorney general_section_54

Main article: Public Attorney's Office of the Republic of Serbia Attorney general_sentence_180

Soviet Union Attorney general_section_55

Main article: Procurator General of the USSR Attorney general_sentence_181

Spain Attorney general_section_56

Main article: Spanish Attorney General Attorney general_sentence_182

Vietnam Attorney general_section_57

Main article: Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam Attorney general_sentence_183

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