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Vice prosecutor general

 

The Vice-Prosecutor General («Vice-Procurador-Geral da República») assists and substitutes the Prosecutor General [article 20(1) of the Statute of the Public Prosecution Service/SPPS], being appointed — upon the Prosecutor General’s proposal — from among members of the Public Prosecution Service/Public Prosecutors ranked as deputy prosecutors general [article 174(1)(2) of the SPPS].

The Vice-Prosecutor General takes office before the Prosecutor General [article 182(1)(b) of the SPPS], and his or her duties cease when a new Prosecutor General takes office [article 174(3) of the SPPS].

In case of absence or impediment the Vice-Prosecutor General is substituted by a deputy prosecutor general designated to that end by the Prosecutor General. Should there be no designation; the Vice-Prosecutor General is substituted by the most senior of the deputy prosecutors general holding office in Lisbon [article 20(4) of the SPPS].

The Vice-Prosecutor General is granted the same rank, treatment and honours as those of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Justice, and s/he uses the same professional attire [article 110(2) of the SPPS].

 

The office has been held by Justice João Alberto de Figueiredo Monteiro since 23 October 2018.