I. The prosecutor, an abstract legal entity governed by public law, is authorised to exercise the rights of a party. In litigious or non-litigious civil proceedings that are initiated by them or against them according to a separate law, they take part in each stage of the proceeding as a plaintiff or a defendant. As an abstract legal entity governed by public law, the prosecutor is represented by the competent prosecution organ, which is subject to change in the various stages of the proceeding.
II. In civil proceedings, in which the claim follows from a contract made by the prosecution service or from damage caused by the prosecution service out of contract, the Office of the Prosecutor-General shall act as party to the case.