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The State Attorney's Office is a state authority that represents the Republic of Slovenia and other entities (i.e. the Government, its bodies and administrative organisations with legal personality) before courts of justice and administrative authorities The Office also represents the Republic of Slovenia before foreign and international courts and arbitrations, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. It also performs tasks regarding legal counselling, the amicable resolution of disputes in initial proceedings and other tasks.

The State Attorney’s Office is not competent to represent or counsel other legal entities or individuals with respect to legal issues.

Furthermore, it is not competent to become involved in any court proceedings in which the parties are other natural or legal persons (i.e. other than the Republic of Slovenia), or to verify whether the proceedings are conducted in a proper and lawful manner or to review the correctness of court decisions.  The procedural and substantive legality of specific court proceedings is guaranteed to the parties to the proceedings by way of ordinary and extraordinary legal remedies.

The State Attorney's Office performs the tasks within its competence at the head office in Ljubljana and at eight branch offices of the State Attorney's Office (Celje, Koper, Kranj, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Novo mesto and Ptuj).