Attorney General of Germany
The Attorney General of Germany (Template:Lang-de or Generalbundesanwältin) is the federal prosecutor of Germany, representing the federal government at the Bundesgerichtshof, the federal court of justice. The office of the Attorney General is located in Karlsruhe. Besides its role in appellate cases, the Attorney General has primary jurisdiction in cases of terrorism, espionage, treason, and genocide. The Attorney General also represents Germany in certain civil cases.
The Federal Minister of Justice proposes the Attorney General with the approval of the Bundesrat to the President of Germany (Bundespräsident) for appointment.
In 1977, then-Attorney General Siegfried Buback was assassinated by a terrorist attack by the leftist extremist Red Army Faction.
List of Attorneys General since 1950
|Carlo Wiechmann||1950 – 1956|
|Max Güde||1956 – 1961|
|Ludwig Martin||1963 – 1974|
|Siegfried Buback||1974 – 1977|
|Kurt Rebmann||1977 – 1990|
|Alexander von Stahl||1990 – 1993|
|Kay Nehm||1994 – 2006|
|Monika Harms||2006 – 2011|
|Harald Range||2011 - present|