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Each Signatory shall appoint a Prosecutor for the investigation of the charges against and the prosecution of criminals. The Prosecutors shall act as a Committee for the following purposes:
a) to agree upon a plan of the individual work of each of the Chief Prosecutors and his staff,
b) to settle the final designation of criminals to be tried by the Tribunal,
c) to approve the Indictment and the documents to be submitted therewith,
d) to lodge the Indictment and the accompany documents with the Tribunal,
One or more of the Prosecutors may take part in the prosecution at each Trial. The function of any Prosecutor may be discharged by him personally, or by any person or persons authorized by him.
The President of the Tribunals shall appoint a Chief Prosecutor. The Chief Prosecutor shall be to decide, that the particular defendant be tried, or the particular charges be preferred against him.

The Prosecutors shall individually, and acting in collaboration with one another, also undertake the following duties:
a) investigation, collection and production before or at the Trial of all necessary evidence,
b) the preparation of the Indictment for approval by the Committee,
c) the preliminary examination of all necessary witnesses and of all defendants,
d) to act as prosecutor at the Trial,
e) to appoint representatives to carry out such duties as may be assigned them,
f) to undertake such other matters as may appear necessary to them for the purposes of the preparation for and conduct of the Trial.

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Applicable law in denazification's processes

Gesetz Nr. 104 zur  Befreiung von Nationalsozializmus und Militarismus vom  5.03.1946

Grundgesetz, Artikel 139

Beschluss des Verfassungsgerichts 1 BvR 70/51 vom  27.09.1951