What is the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions?

The DPP is an independent statutory appointee appointed by the Governor in Council. The DPP is responsible to the Attorney-General for the performance of functions and use of power. The DPP is independent of government in relation to decisions on the institution, preparation and conduct of criminal proceedings.

Who is the director of public prosecution in Jamaica?

Paula Llewellyn
Director of Public Prosecutions – Paula Llewellyn, CD, Q.C. Ministry of Justice – Government of Jamaica.

Who does the Director of Public Prosecutions report to?

The director is directly involved only in certain cases, such as crimes for which the maximum penalty is 21 years in prison. The director is subordinate to the Government Cabinet, however, the cabinet has never reversed a decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

What is the salary of public prosecutor?

Pay Scale/Salary of Public Prosecutor

Job Profile Entry-Level Salary (per annum) Senior-Level Salary (per annum)
Public Prosecutor Rs. 3,50,000 Rs. 13,30,000

Who is the head of public prosecution?

Noordin M. Haji
Haji. Mr. Noordin M. Haji, CBS, OGW, was appointed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the 28th March, 2018 following an interview by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and vetting by National Assembly.

Is a prosecutor a judge?

The prosecutor is not a judicial officer, nor do they participate in the private deliberations of the court. Public prosecutors are the only public officers who can decide to appeal cases to appellate courts.

Who is the current head of the CPS?

Rebecca Lawrence
Max Hill QC is the Director of Public Prosecutions. Rebecca Lawrence is Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service, taking up post in September 2019.

What is the meaning of deputy public prosecutor?

Deputy Public Prosecutors (“DPPs”) and Assistant Public Prosecutors (“APPs”) are appointed by the Attorney-General, who is also the Public Prosecutor, to perform prosecutorial and other duties in relation to criminal matters.

What are the duties and responsibilities of prosecutor?

A prosecutor is a legal representative of the government responsible for presenting evidence against suspects in the criminal court of justice. They work with police officers or other law enforcement personnel to bring criminals to justice.

How is the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions defined?

The Office is described as a public office. Further, Section 94 (2) sets out the qualification of the Director of Public Prosecutions (hereinafter referred to as the “ DPP”) by stipulating that the holder of the Office should be the equivalent to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature.

How to contact the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica?

P.O. Box 633, Kingston, Jamaica Telephone Numbers: (876) 922-6321-5 Tele Fax: (876) 922-4318 E-mail: [email protected] Disclosure – A Jamaican Protocol Prosecution Protocol Request for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters – Guidance for Authorities outside of Jamaica

What are the duties of a crown prosecutor?

A Crown prosecutor also has: 1. The duty to protect and promote the human rights of all citizens; and 2. To serve the public interest, inclusive of the rights of the victim and the alleged offender, conscious of the need to be accountable and transparent in the execution of our duties.

What are the powers of the director of Public Service?

The Director has the powers mentioned in the Public Sector Management Act 1994, section 152 in relation to the staff assisting the Director, that is to say: (a) the powers of the head of service relating to the appointment, engagement and employment of people; and (b) the powers of a director-general.