Second Republic

The rebirth of the Republic of Austria in 1945 was accompanied by the restoration of the Procurator General’s Office. Following its valuable involvement in handling transitional problems from a criminal law point of view and in re-establishing public trust in criminal justice, the Office, like the Supreme Court of Justice, also took on new roles which were important in terms of harmonising legislation as Europe began to grow together.

Thus, in the many decades of activity based on the 1873 Code of Criminal Procedure, the Procurator General’s Office has participated in the twists and turns in the fate of our country like very few other institutions, both as an agent and as a victim. Historical personalities have decided its fate, and the office has produced ministers, university professors and Presidents of the Supreme Courts.

Straßenschild Schmerlingplatz