Public prosecutors decide whether a criminal suspect is investigated. Or not. They decide whether a person is indicted and whether there will be a trial. Or not.
If you control them, you can make your opponents‘ life miserable and let your friends run free. On the other hand: If prosecutors don’t have to answer to politics at all, who will hold them accountable?
This is what we discuss with these distinguished guests in this week’s episode:
Santos Pais, José Manuel, Vassileva, Radosveta, Groß, Thomas; Steinbeis, Maximilian: LawRules #5: We need to talk about Prosecutors, VerfBlog,
2020/10/22, https://verfassungsblog.de/lawrules-5-we-need-to-talk-about-prosecutors/, DOI: 10.17176/20201022-113236-0