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Attorney-General
Chapter Nine - The Executive
Article 156. Attorney-General

(1) There is established the office of Attorney-General.
(2) The Attorney-General shall be nominated by the President and, with the approval of the National Assembly, appointed by the President.
(3) The qualifications for appointment as Attorney-General are the same as for appointment to the office of Chief Justice.   
(4) The Attorney-General--
    (a)   is the principal legal adviser to the Government;
    (b)    shall represent the national government in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the national government is a party, other than criminal proceedings;
          and
    (c)    shall perform any other functions conferred on the office by an Act of Parliament or by the President.
(5) The Attorney-General shall have authority, with the leave of  the court, to appear as a friend of the court in any civil proceedings to which the Government is not a party.
(6) The Attorney-General shall promote, protect and uphold the rule of law and defend the public interest.
(7) The powers of the Attorney-General may be exercised in  person or by subordinate officers acting in accordance with general or special instructions.


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