The Kosovo Prosecutorial Council is an independent institution in the exercise of its functions in order to ensure that the State Prosecutor is independent, professional and impartial and reflects the multiethnic nature of the Republic of Kosovo, including internationally recognized principles of gender equality. This mandate is defined by the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo (2008). Until the promulgation of the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo (2008), the mandate regarding the management of the prosecutorial system, which is already exercised by the Council, has been exercised by a joint body, known as the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Kosovo. The creation of the constitutional base and the enactment of the Law on the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, which entered into force in January 2011, enabled the establishment of the Council as an independent institution in the management of the Kosovo prosecutorial system. In this term, the Council had 9 members, and the first meeting of the Council was held on February 7, 2011.