Article 103 of the Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland states that the Attorney-General and the Deputies make up the Procuracy. In addition, Article 99 declares that the Judiciary is composed of the Courts and the Procuracy. Article 107 identifies the Attorney-General as a member of the Judicial Commission and Article 113 states that the Procuracy is one of a number of Special Organs of State.
The main role of the Procuracy is to supervise the observance of the law by all government ministries as well as by all citizens. In practical terms, the Attorney-General and the Deputies acts on behalf of the state in the prosecution of criminal cases in front of the law courts in the country.
Article 43 of the Law of the Organisation of the Judiciary also vests additional responsibilities in the Attorney-General including the responsibility to protect human rights, to direct and supervise police investigation and to register civil and business organisations.