The Procurator General‘s Office

Organisational structure of the Procurator General’s Office

At present, in addition to the Head of the Office, four section heads, known as First Advocate General, and thirteen deputies of the Procurator General, known as Advocate General, have been appointed to the Procurator General’s Office. The section heads, in addition to their role of filling in for the Head of the Office, are also responsible for internal auditing of the Advocate General activities and their sections.

The following (abridged) presentation offers a rough overview of the organisational structure within the Procurator General’s Office. At present, in addition to the Head of the Office, four section heads, known as Senior Deputy Procurator General, and thirteen substitutes of the Procurator General, known as Deputy Procurator General, as well as the administrative staff are employed in the Procurator General’s Office.

I. Head of the Procurator General’s Office

Dr. Franz PLÖCHL, Procurator General

II. Sections 1 to 4

Sections 1 to 4 are headed by the Senior Deputies Procurator General who act as substitutes to the Head of Office as well as section heads. They are also responsible for internal auditing of sections 5 to 17.

Section 1

Dr. Christine SPERKER, Senior Deputy Procurator General
(Preliminary) internal auditing in legal matters under reference codes Gs, Gds, Gn and Gw.

Section 2

Prof. Dr. Gabriele AICHER, Senior Deputy Procurator General
(Preliminary) internal auditing in legal matters under reference codes Gs, Gds, Gn and Gw; disciplinary proceedings against judges, public prosecutors and notaries, as well as other judicial conduct proceedings.

Section 3

Mag. Ulrich KNIBBE, Senior Deputy Procurator General
(Preliminary) internal auditing in legal matters under reference codes Gs, Gds, Gn and Gw  as well as matters related to the Austrian Media Act (MedienG) and acts of defamation and violations of religious freedom; first deputy in disciplinary proceedings against judges, public prosecutors and notaries, as well as other judicial conduct proceedings; pre-legislative scrutiny processes.

Section 4

Mag. Alexander BAUER, Senior Deputy Procurator General
(Preliminary) internal auditing in legal matters under reference codes Gs, Gds, Gn and Gw  ; second deputy in disciplinary proceedings against judges, public prosecutors and notaries, as well as other judicial conduct proceedings; substitution in pre-legislative scrutiny processes.

III. Other sections

Sections 5 to 17 are headed by Deputies Procurator General who are responsible for preparing opinions in appellate criminal proceedings before the Supreme Court (reference code “Gs“), in disciplinary proceedings against judges, notaries, lawyers, candidate lawyers (reference code “Gds”) and for settling matters as stipulated in sec. 23 para. 1, sec. 28 and sec. 362 para. 1 no. 2 StPO (“Gw“) as well as all other general matters (“Gn“). The cases are generally allocated to the individual sections by order of receipt. Specific matters under the Media Act as well as acts of defamation and violations of religious freedom are primarily allocated to section heads with expert knowledge.

Section 5

Dr. Harald EISENMENGER, Deputy Procurator General

Section 6

Mag. Margit WACHBERGER, Deputy Procurator General
Including specific matters under the Media Act as well as acts of defamation and violations of religious freedom; pre-legislative scrutiny processes.

Section 7

Mag. Georg HÖPLER, Deputy Procurator General

Section 8

Mag. Josef HOLZLEITHNER, Deputy Procurator General
Including specific matters under the Media Act as well as acts of defamation and violations of religious freedom.

Section 9

Dr. Silvia GEYMAYER, Deputy Procurator General
Including foreign affairs and website-related matters.

Section 10

Mag. Michael LEITNER, Deputy Procurator General
Including foreign affairs and website-related matters.

Section 11

Dr. Martin ULRICH, Deputy Procurator General
Also holds the position of Head of Media Relations (related restriction of work capacity by 25% pursuant to sec. 26a para. 2 no. 2 of the Austrian Court Organisation Act (GOG) and approximately 5% for heading the media relations department, remaining availability approximately 70%).

Section 12

Dr. Oliver JANDA, Deputy Procurator General
Also holds the position of Deputy to the Head of Media Relations, preliminary completion of the annual monitoring report (“Wahrnehmungsbericht”) and pre-legislative scrutiny processes.

Section 13

currently vacant

Section 14

Mag. Julia GFÖLLER, Deputy Procurator General

Section 15

MMag. Anna SAUTER-LONGITSCH, LL.M. (WU), Deputy Procurator General

Section 16

Mag. Ewald STANI, Deputy Procurator General
Including pre-legislative scrutiny processes.

Section 17

MMag. Claudia JENICHL, Deputy Procurator General

IV. Administrative office

Manager: Barbara GAL
Management, supervision and coordination of administrative services.

Controller:  Sarah LUKITSCH
Deputy to the manager, office services.

Administrative assistant: Oana-Simona CRISAN
Office services, secretarial duties.

Senior administrative assistant: Claudia TOMASITS
Recording services.

Administrative assistant: Hannes MÄNNERSDORFER
Delivery, assistance and transport services.

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