Holger Schmidt, státní zástupce, Státní zastupitelství v Bautzenu (Svobodný stát Sasko)

The paper elaborates on the structure of the public prosecution service in Germany, including a brief historical excursion and relations between federal and state public prosecution services. It compares basic terms of the German and Czech legal concepts. In addition the paper informs about the conditions of appointing and recalling public prosecutors, and their position within the judicial system.