First Republic

The collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy did not mean the end of the Procurator General’s Office, which continued in existence under the name “General Public Prosecutor’s Office”. In addition to the additional burden resulting from the circumstances of the collapse of the monarchy, for a short period of time (up to the middle of 1920) the General Public Prosecutor’s Office also assumed the difficult role of a qualified prosecution authority in criminal proceedings based on breaches of duty by the high military leadership during the First World War.

In 1924, the name of its head once again returned to Procurator General, while his deputies, as today, were known as Solicitors General.

Foto: Denkmal zur Erinnerung an die Errichtung der Republik in Wien
Memorial of the installation of the republic