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Director of Public Prosecutions disclosure protocols ready
2013-10-10 09:32:42 | (0 Comments)
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has completed its protocols for disclosure to the defence.
There have been clashes over the years between prosecutors and the defence in court over the issue of disclosure.
Disclosure is the practice of prosecutors revealing to a defendant material on which the case against him or her is based.
The Office of the DPP says this is a critical element of fairness within a trial and it is one very important aspect of a prosecutor's responsibilities.
The Office says the protocols will serve to enhance transparency and accountability in the justice system.
It says the protocol sets a framework for stages, content, exceptions to and forms of disclosure.
The Office of the DPP notes, however, that each case requires assessment on its particular merits, relevant law and application of prosecutorial discretion.
The disclosure protocol will be launched tomorrow.
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