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Important Legislation
 
The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (consolidated text)
 
Organization of Government

1. Croatian Parliament

Article 71
The Croatian Parliament shall be a representative body of the people and shall be vested with legislative power in the Republic of Croatia.

Article 72
The Croatian Parliament shall have no less than 100 and no more than 160 deputies elected on the basis of direct, universal and equal suffrage by secret ballot.

Article 73
Deputies in the Croatian Parliament shall be elected for a term of four years.
The number of deputies in the Croatian Parliament and the conditions and procedure for their election thereto shall be regulated by law.

Article 74
The election of deputies to the Croatian Parliament shall be held not later than 60 days after the expiry of the term of office or the dissolution of the Croatian Parliament.
The first session of the Croatian Parliament shall be held no later than 20 days after the completion of elections.
The Croatian Parliament shall be constituted by the election of its Speaker at its first session attended by a majority of its deputies.

Article 75
Deputies in the Croatian Parliament shall have no imperative mandate.
Deputies in the Croatian Parliament shall receive a regular monetary remuneration and shall exercise any such other rights as may be specified by law.

Article 76
Deputies in the Croatian Parliament shall enjoy immunity.
No deputy shall be held criminally liable, detained or sentenced for an opinion expressed or a vote cast in the Croatian Parliament.
No deputy shall be detained nor shall any criminal proceeding be instigated against him/her without approval by the Croatian Parliament.
A deputy may be detained without approval from the Croatian Parliament only if he/she has been caught in the perpetration of a criminal offence carrying a sentence of imprisonment exceeding five years. In such a case, the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament shall be notified thereof.
If the Croatian Parliament is not in session, approval for the detention of its deputy or the continuation of criminal prosecution against him/her shall be given and the decision on his/her right to immunity shall be made by the Credentials and Privileges Commission, subject to its subsequent confirmation by the Croatian Parliament.

Article 77
The term of office of deputies in the Croatian Parliament may be extended by law only in the event of war or in the cases specified in Articles 17 and 101 of the Constitution.

Article 78
The Croatian Parliament may be dissolved in order to call early elections if so decided by a majority of all of its deputies.
The Croatian Parliament may be dissolved by the President of the Republic in accordance with the provisions of Article 104 of the Constitution.

Article 79
The Croatian Parliament shall be in regular session twice annually: between 15 January and 15 July, and between 15 September and 15 December.
The Croatian Parliament shall sit in emergency session at the request of the President of the Republic, the Government or a majority of its deputies.
The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament may, upon receiving a prior opinion from the parliamentary parties, convene the parliament in an emergency session.

Article 80
The Croatian Parliament shall have a Speaker and one or more Deputy Speakers.
The internal organisation and operating method of the Croatian Parliament shall be regulated by its Standing Orders.
The Standing Orders shall be adopted by a majority vote of all deputies.

Article 81
The Croatian Parliament shall:
– decide on the adoption of and amendments to the Constitution;
– adopt laws;
– adopt the central budget;
– decide on war and peace;
– adopt documents expressing the policy of the Croatian Parliament;
– adopt the National Security Strategy and the Defence Strategy of the Republic of Croatia;
– exercise civilian oversight of the armed forces and security services of the Republic of Croatia;
– decide on alterations of the borders of the Republic of Croatia;
– call referenda;
– conduct elections, appointments and dismissals in conformity with the Constitution and law;
– supervise the work of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and other holders of public offices reporting to the Croatian Parliament, in conformity with the Constitution and law;
– grant amnesty for criminal offences; and
– perform any such other tasks as may be specified by the Constitution.

Article 82
Unless otherwise specified by the Constitution, the Croatian Parliament shall adopt decisions by a majority vote, provided that a majority of its deputies are present at the session.
Deputies shall vote in person.

Article 83
The Croatian Parliament shall adopt laws (organic laws) regulating the rights of national minorities by a two-thirds majority vote of all deputies.
The Croatian Parliament shall adopt laws (organic laws) elaborating constitutionally established human rights and fundamental freedoms, the electoral system, the organisation, remit and operation of governmental agencies and the civil service, and the organisation and purview of local and regional self-government by a majority vote of all deputies.
The Croatian Parliament shall adopt the decision specified in Article 8 of the Constitution by a two-thirds majority vote of all deputies.

Article 84
Sessions of the Croatian Parliament shall be public.

Article 85
The right to propose bills shall be vested in each deputy, the parliamentary parties and the working bodies of the Croatian Parliament as well as the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 86
Deputies in the Croatian Parliament shall be entitled to pose questions to the Government of the Republic of Croatia and individual ministers.
At least one tenth of the deputies in the Croatian Parliament may submit an interpellation on the work of the Government of the Republic of Croatia or any of its members.
Questions from deputies and the submission of interpellations shall be regulated in more detail by the Standing Orders.

Article 87
The Croatian Parliament may call a referendum on proposals to amend the Constitution, a bill or any such other issue as may fall within its purview.
The President of the Republic may, at the proposal of the Government and with the countersignature of the Prime Minister, call a referendum on a proposal to amend the Constitution or any such other issue as he/she may deem to be of importance to the independence, integrity and existence of the Republic of Croatia.
The Croatian Parliament shall call referenda on the issues specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article in accordance with law, when so requested by ten percent of the total electorate of the Republic of Croatia.
At such referenda, decisions shall be made by a majority of voters taking part therein.
Decisions made at referenda shall be binding.
A law shall be adopted on any such referendum. Such law may also stipulate the conditions for holding a consultative referendum.

Article 88
The Croatian Parliament may, for a maximum period of one year, authorise the Government of the Republic of Croatia to regulate by decree individual issues falling within the purview of the Parliament, save for those pertaining to the elaboration of constitutionally established human rights and fundamental freedoms, national rights, the electoral system, and the organisation, remit and operation of governmental bodies and local-self government.
Decrees based on statutory authority shall not have retroactive effect.
Decrees passed on the basis of statutory authority shall cease to be valid upon the expiry of a period of one year from the date when such authority was granted, unless otherwise decided by the Croatian Parliament.

Article 89
Laws shall be promulgated by the President of the Republic within eight days from the date of their enactment by the Croatian Parliament.
If the President of the Republic holds that a promulgated law does not conform with the Constitution, he/she may institute proceedings to review the constitutionality of such law before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 90
Before their entry into force, laws and other regulations of government bodies shall be published in Narodne novine, the official journal of the Republic of Croatia.
Ordinances of bodies vested with public authority shall, before their entry into force, be published in an accessible manner, in compliance with law.
A law shall enter into force no earlier than the eighth day after the date of its publication, unless otherwise specified thereby for exceptionally justified reasons.
Laws and other regulations of governmental bodies and bodies vested with public authority shall not have retroactive effect.
Only individual provisions of a law may have a retroactive effect for exceptionally justified reasons.

Article 91
Governmental revenues and expenses shall be established in the central budget.
The Croatian Parliament shall enact the central budget by a majority vote of all deputies.
Any law whose implementation requires financial resources shall provide for the sources thereof.

Article 92
The Croatian Parliament may form commissions of inquiry on any issue of public interest.
The composition, remit and powers of such commission of inquiry shall be defined by law.
The chairperson of a commission of inquiry shall be elected by a majority of deputies representing the opposition.

Article 93
The Ombudsperson shall be a commissioner of the Croatian Parliament responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, laws and international legal instruments on human rights and freedoms ratified by the Republic of Croatia.
Everyone may lodge a complaint to the Ombudsperson if he/she deems that his/her constitutional or legal rights have been threatened or violated as a result of any illegal or irregular act by governmental bodies and the civil service, local and regional self-governmental bodies and bodies vested with public authority.
The Croatian Parliament shall elect the Ombudsperson for a term of eight years. The Ombudsperson shall be autonomous and independent in his/her work.
Conditions for the election and dismissal of the Ombudsperson and his/her deputies, their authority, and the method of their work shall be regulated by law. By law, the Ombudsperson may also be vested with certain powers with regard to legal and natural persons in order to protect the fundamental constitutional rights.
The Ombudsperson and other commissioners of the Croatian Parliament responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms shall enjoy the same immunity as deputies in the Croatian Parliament.

2. President of the Republic of Croatia

Article 94
The President of the Republic of Croatia shall represent and act on behalf of the Republic of Croatia at home and abroad.
The President of the Republic shall ensure the regular and balanced functioning and stability of government.
The President of the Republic shall be responsible for the defence of the independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 95
The President of the Republic shall be elected directly by secret ballot, on the basis of universal and equal suffrage, for a term of five years.
No one shall be elected the President of the Republic more than twice.
The President of the Republic shall be elected by a majority of all voters who turn out. If none of the candidates has won such a majority, the election shall be repeated after 14 days.
The two candidates who win the largest number of votes at the first elections shall have the right to stand for the repeated election. If any of these candidates withdraws, the right to stand for repeated election shall be acquired by the candidate who has received the next highest number of votes.
Elections for the President of the Republic shall be held not less than 30 and not more than 60 days before the expiry of the incumbent’s term of office.
Prior to taking office, the President of the Republic shall swear a solemn oath before the President of the Constitutional of the Republic of Croatia, declaring loyalty to the Constitution.
The election of the President of the Republic, the oath and its recitation shall be regulated by law.

Article 96
The President of the Republic shall not perform any other public or professional duty.
Once elected, the President of the Republic shall resign from membership in any political party and shall notify the Croatian Parliament thereof.

Article 97
In case the President of the Republic is prevented from discharging his/her duties for a shorter period as a result of his/her absence, illness or use of annual leave, he/she may entrust the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament to discharge his/her duties on his/her behalf. The President of the Republic shall decide on the resumption of his/her duties.
In case the President of the Republic is prevented from discharging his/her duties for a longer period as a result of illness or incapacity and, in particular, if he/she is incapable of making the decision to entrust somebody to discharge his/her duties on a temporary basis, the Speaker of the Parliament shall assume the office of President pro tempore of the Republic pursuant to the decision of the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court shall decide thereon at the proposal of the Government.
In the event of the death of the President of the Republic, his/her resignation, which is to be tendered to the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia and disclosed to the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, or when the Constitutional Court finds any grounds for the termination of his/her term of office, the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament shall assume the office of President pro tempore of the Republic by virtue of the Constitution.
When the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, acting as the President pro tempore of the Republic, makes a decision promulgating a law, such a decision shall be countersigned by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia.
Elections for a new President of the Republic shall be held within 60 days from the date when the President pro tempore of the Republic assumed office under paragraph (3) of this Article.

Article 98
The President of the Republic shall:
– call elections for the Croatian Parliament and convene its first session;
– call referenda in conformity with the Constitution;
– entrust the mandate to form the Government to a person who, based on the distribution of seats in the Croatian Parliament and completed consultations, enjoys the confidence of a majority of all deputies;
– grant pardons;
– confer decorations and awards specified by law; and
– perform any such other duties as may be specified by the Constitution.

Article 99
The President of the Republic and the Government of the Republic of Croatia shall co-operate in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy.
The President of the Republic shall, at the proposal of the Government and with the countersignature of the Prime Minister, decide on the establishment of diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia abroad.
The President of the Republic shall, at the proposal of the Government and subject to the opinion of the relevant committee of the Croatian Parliament and the prior countersignature of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, make decisions on the appointment and recall of the chiefs of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Croatia abroad.
The President of the Republic shall receive letters of credence and letters of recall from the heads of foreign diplomatic missions.

Article 100
The President of the Republic shall be the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Croatia.
The President of the Republic shall appoint and dismiss military commanders, in compliance with law.
Pursuant to a decision of the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Republic may declare war and conclude peace.
In the event of a clear and present danger to the independence, integrity and existence of the Republic of Croatia, the President of the Republic may, with the countersignature of the Prime Minister, order the employment of the armed forces even if a state of war has not been declared.

Article 101
During a state of war, the President of the Republic may issue decrees with the force of law on the basis and within the limits of the powers conferred thereto by the Croatian Parliament. If the Croatian Parliament is not in session, the President of the Republic shall be authorised to issue decrees with the force of law in order to regulate all issues imposed by the state of war.
In the event of a clear and present danger to the independence, integrity and existence of the state, or when government bodies are prevented from performing their constitutional duties, the President of the Republic may, at the proposal of the Prime Minister and subject to his/her countersignature, issue decrees with the force of law.
The President of the Republic shall submit decrees with the force of law to the Croatian Parliament for approval as soon as the latter is in a position to convene.
If the President of the Republic fails to submit any such decree to the Croatian Parliament for approval in compliance with paragraph (3) of this Article, or is the Croatian Parliament fails to approve it, the decree with the force of law shall cease to be valid.
In the cases specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article, the President of the Republic shall be entitled to call a session of the Government and to preside thereover.

Article 102
The President of the Republic may propose to the Government to hold a session and consider specific issues.
The President of the Republic may attend any session of the Government and participate in deliberations.

Article 103
The President of the Republic and the Government of the Republic of Croatia shall, in accordance with the Constitution and law, co-operate in directing the work of security services.
The appointment of the heads of security services shall, subject to a prior opinion obtained from the relevant committee of the Croatian Parliament, be countersigned by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 104
The President of the Republic may, at the proposal of the Government, with the countersignature of the Prime Minister and after consultations with representatives of the parliamentary parties, dissolve the Croatian Parliament if the latter, following the Government’s motion of confidence, passes a vote of no confidence in the Government or fails to adopt the central budget within 120 days after the date on which it was proposed.
The President of the Republic may not dissolve the Croatian Parliament at the proposal of the Government as long as impeachment proceedings are underway against him/her for any violation of the Constitution.

Article 105
The President of the Republic shall be impeachable for any violation of the Constitution that he/she has committed while discharging his/her duties.
Proceedings for the impeachment of the President of the Republic may be instituted by the Croatian Parliament by a two-thirds majority vote of all deputies.
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia shall decide on the impeachment of the President of the Republic by a two-third majority vote of all of its judges.
The Constitutional Court shall make its decision on the impeachment of the President of the Republic within 30 days from the date on which it receives the proposal to impeach the President of the Republic for a violation of the Constitution.
If the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia sustains the impeachment, the President of the Republic shall be relieved of his/her duty by virtue of the Constitution.

Article 106
The President of the Republic shall enjoy immunity.
The President of the Republic shall not be detained nor shall any criminal prosecution be instigated against him/her without prior approval by the Constitutional Court.
The President of the Republic may be detained without approval from the Constitutional Court only if he/she has been caught in the perpetration of a criminal offence carrying a sentence of imprisonment exceeding five years. In such a case, the governmental agency which has detained the President of the Republic shall forthwith notify the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court thereof.

Article 107
In the performance of his/her duties, the President of the Republic shall be assisted by advisory bodies. The members of such bodies shall be appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic. Appointments contrary to the principle of separation of powers shall not be allowed.
Advisory, professional and other tasks shall be performed by the Office of the President of the Republic. The Office of the President of the Republic and the staff services of the Government of the Republic of Croatia shall co-operate in the performance of tasks of common interest. The funding required for the work of the Office of the President of the Republic shall be secured in the central budget of the Republic of Croatia.

3. The Government of the Republic of Croatia

Article 108
The Government of the Republic of Croatia shall exercise executive power in compliance with the Constitution and law.

Article 109
The Government of the Republic of Croatia shall consist of a Prime Minister, one or more Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers.
The Prime Minister and the members of the Government may not perform any other public or professional duty without consent of the Government.

Article 110
Members of Government shall be proposed by a person to whom the President of the Republic has entrusted the mandate to form Government.
Immediately upon forming the Government, or 30 days after accepting the mandate at the latest, Prime Minister-Designate shall present the Government and its policies to the Croatian Parliament and seek a vote of confidence.
The Government shall assume office when a vote of confidence is passed by a majority of all deputies of the Croatian Parliament.
The Prime Minister and the members of the Government shall swear a solemn oath before the Croatian Parliament. The text of the oath shall be specified by law.
Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament on confidence in the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the President of the Republic shall adopt a decision on the appointment of the Prime Minister, which decision shall be co-signed by the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, while the Prime Minister shall adopt a decision on the appointment of the members of the Government, which decision shall be co-signed by the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament.

Article 111
If the Prime Minister-Designate fails to form a Government within 30 days of accepting the mandate, the President of the Republic may extend such mandate for a maximum of an additional 30 days.
If the Prime Minister-Designate fails to form a Government in such extended period or if the proposed Government fails to secure a vote of confidence from the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Republic shall confer the mandate to form Government to another person.

Article 112
If no Government is formed in accordance with Articles 110 and 111 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic shall appoint an interim non-partisan Government and simultaneously call an early election for the Croatian Parliament.

Article 113
The Government of the Republic of Croatia shall:
– propose bills and other acts to the Croatian Parliament,
– propose the central budget and annual accounts,
– execute laws and other decisions of the Croatian Parliament,
– adopt decrees to implement laws,
– conduct foreign and domestic policy,
– direct and control the operation of the civil service,
– tend to the economic development of the country,
– direct the performance and development of public services,
– perform other duties determined by the Constitution and law.

Article 114
The organization, mode of operation and decision-making of the Government shall be regulated by law and its standing orders.

Article 115
The Government shall be accountable to the Croatian Parliament.
The Prime Minister and the members of the Government shall be jointly accountable for the decisions made by the Government, and shall be personally accountable for their respective purviews.

Article 116
A vote of confidence in the Prime Minister, a specific member of the Government or the entire Government may be called following a motion of not less than one fifth of the deputies of the Croatian Parliament.
A vote of confidence may also be requested by the Prime Minister.
No vote of confidence, or debate thereon, may be conducted before the expiry of seven days following the date on which the motion was submitted to the Croatian Parliament.
Debate and the vote of confidence shall be conducted not later than 30 days after the day on which the motion was submitted to the Croatian Parliament.
A vote of no confidence shall be carried if supported by a majority of the total number of members of the Croatian Parliament.
If a vote of no confidence is not carried by the Croatian Parliament, the deputies who sponsored the motion may not resubmit the same motion prior to the end of six months.
If a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister or in the entire Government is carried, the Prime Minister and the Government shall resign. If a vote of confidence in the new Prime Minister-Designate and the members put forward as members of the Government is not carried within 30 days, the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament shall notify the President of the Republic of Croatia of the same. Upon such notification from the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Republic shall immediately dissolve Parliament and simultaneously call a parliamentary election.
If a vote of no confidence is carried with respect to a Government member, the Prime Minister may put forward to the Croatian Parliament another member for a vote of confidence or the Prime Minister and the Government may resign.
In all cases in which the Prime Minister or Government resign, the provisions of paragraph (7) of this Article shall apply.

Article 117
The organization and responsibilities as well as operation of the civil service shall be regulated by law.
Certain responsibilities of the civil service may be entrusted by law to the bodies of local and regional self-government and legal persons vested with public authority.
The status of civil servants and the labour status of governmental employees shall be regulated by law and other regulations.

4. Judicial Power

Article 118
Judicial power shall be exercised by the courts.
Judicial power shall be autonomous and independent.
Courts shall administer justice according to the Constitution, law, international treaties and other valid sources of law.

Article 119
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia, as the highest court of law, shall ensure uniform application of laws and equality of all before the law.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia shall be appointed and dismissed by the Croatian Parliament at the proposal of the President of the Republic, following a prior opinion of the general session of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia and of the competent committee of the Croatian Parliament. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia shall be appointed for a term of four years.
The establishment, jurisdiction, composition and organization of courts and court proceedings shall be regulated by law.

Article 120
Court hearings shall be open to the public and judgments shall be pronounced publicly in the name of the Republic of Croatia
The public may be barred from proceedings or part thereof for reasons necessary in a democratic society in the interest of morals, public order or national security, in particular if minors are tried, or in order to protect the private lives of the parties, or in marital disputes and proceedings connected with custody and adoption, or for the purpose of protection of military, official or trade secrets and for the protection of the security and defence of the Republic of Croatia, but only to the extent which is, in the opinion of the court, absolutely necessary in the specific circumstances where publicity may harm the interests of justice.

Article 121
Judicial duty shall be vested in judges personally.
Lay magistrates and court advisors shall participate in court proceedings in compliance with law.

Article 122
Judges shall enjoy immunity in accordance with law.
Judges and lay magistrates who participate in court proceedings may not be held to account for an opinion or a vote given in the process of judicial decision-making unless there exists a violation of law on the part of a judge which constitutes a criminal offence.
A judge may not be remanded in custody or investigative detention in connection with any criminal prosecution initiated for a criminal offence perpetrated in the performance of his/her judicial duty without the prior consent of the National Judicial Council.

Article 123
Judges shall have life tenure.
A judge shall be relieved of office:
– at his/her own request,
– if permanently incapacitated from performance of duties,
– if sentenced for a criminal offence making him/her unworthy of holding judicial office,
– if, in conformity with law, the National Judicial Council so decides due to the perpetration of grave infringement of discipline,
– when reaching seventy years of age.
A judge shall have the right to lodge an appeal against a decision relieving him/her of judicial duty with the Constitutional Court within 15 days after the date on which the decision has been served. The Constitutional Court shall rule on the appeal applying such procedure and being of such composition as determined by the Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia.
A judge shall have the right to lodge an appeal against a decision by the National Judicial Council on disciplinary accountability with the Constitutional Court within 15 days after the date on which the decision has been served. The Constitutional Court shall decide on the appeal in the manner and by applying the procedure as determined by the Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia.
In the cases specified in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this Article, the Constitutional Court shall rule within no more than 30 days from the day the appeal has been lodged. Such ruling of the Constitutional Court shall exclude the right to a constitutional petition.
A judge shall not be transferred against his/her will except in cases when the court is abolished or reorganized in compliance with law.
A judge shall not hold an office or perform work defined by law as being incompatible with his/her judicial office.

Article 124
The National Judicial Council is an autonomous and independent body that ensures the autonomy and independence of the judicial branch in the Republic of Croatia.
The National Judicial Council shall autonomously decide, in conformity with the Constitution and law, on the appointment, promotion, transfer, dismissal and disciplinary accountability of judges and presiding judges, except in the case of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia.
The decisions specified in paragraph (2) of this Article shall be made by the Council in an impartial manner on the basis of the criteria set forth by law.
The National Judicial Council shall participate in the training and development of judges and other judicial personnel.
The National Judicial Council shall consist of eleven members, of whom seven shall be judges, two university professors of law and two members of Parliament, one of whom shall be from ranks of the opposition.
The members of the National Judicial Council shall elect a chair from their ranks.
The presidents of courts may not be elected to the National Judicial Council.
The members of the National Judicial Council shall be elected for a four-year term. No one may serve as member of the National Judicial Council for more than two terms of office.
The purview, organisation, manner of election and mode of operation of the National Judicial Council shall be regulated by law.

5. Public Prosecution Service

Article 125
The Public Prosecution Service is an autonomous and independent judicial body empowered and duty-bound to instigate prosecution of perpetrators of criminal and other penal offences, to initiate legal measures to protect the property of the Republic of Croatia and to apply legal remedies to protect the Constitution and law.
The Croatian Parliament shall appoint the Prosecutor General for a four-year term of office, at the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and following a prior opinion of the relevant committee of the Croatian Parliament.
Deputy Prosecutors General shall be appointed, dismissed and have their disciplinary accountability determined by the National Prosecutorial Council.
The decisions specified to in paragraph (3) of this Article shall be made by the National Prosecutorial Council in an impartial manner on the basis of the criteria set forth by law.
Deputy Prosecutors General shall have life tenure.
The National Prosecutorial Council shall consist of eleven members, of whom seven shall be deputy prosecutors general, two university law professors and two members of Parliament, one of whom shall be from among the ranks of the opposition.
The members of the National Prosecutorial Council shall be elected for a term of four years. No one may serve as member of the National Prosecutorial Council for more than two terms of office.
The members of the National Prosecutorial Council shall elect a chair from their ranks.
The chiefs of Public Prosecution Office may not be elected into the National Prosecutorial Council.
The purview, organisation, manner of election and mode of operation of the National Prosecutorial Council shall be regulated by law.
The establishment, organisation, purview and jurisdiction of the National Prosecutorial Council shall be regulated by law.

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