Article 146. Prosecutor’s Office
1. The Prosecutor's Office shall be a unified system headed by the Prosecutor General.
2. The Prosecutor's Office, in the cases and under the procedure prescribed by law, shall:
1) instigate criminal prosecution;
2) exercise oversight over the lawfulness of pre-trial criminal proceedings;
3) pursue a charge at court; appeal against the judgments, verdicts and decisions of the courts;
4) exercise oversight over the lawfulness of applying punishments and other coercive measures;
5) implement pre-trial criminal proceedings in the exclusive cases prescribed by law.
3. The Prosecutor's Office shall, in exclusive cases and under the procedure prescribed by law, bring an action to court with regard to protection of state interests.
4. The Prosecutor’s Office shall act within the scope of powers vested therein by the Constitution, on the basis of law.
5. The procedure for the formation and rules of operation of the Prosecutor's Office shall be prescribed by law.
Article 147. The Prosecutor General
1. The Prosecutor General shall be elected by the National Assembly, upon recommendation of the President of the Republic, by at least three fifths of votes of the total number of Deputies, for a term of six years. The same person may not be elected as Prosecutor General for more than two terms.
2. A lawyer with higher education, having attained the age of 35, holding citizenship of the Republic of Artsakh, having the right of suffrage, with high professional qualities and at least ten years of professional work experience may be elected as Prosecutor General. The law may prescribe additional requirements for the Prosecutor General.
3. The National Assembly may, in the cases prescribed by law, remove the Prosecutor General from office by at least three fifths of votes of the total number of Deputies.