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DPP: Protocol document to address accountability, transparency concerns

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has released a protocol document in response to the clamour by members of the public for transparency and accountability in the Jamaican justice system.

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn said the publication of the protocol was the first step in the process of providing a much sought after and a promised fuller transparency.

Noting that she has been fully aware of the public’s cry, the DPP said she will be moving with her team to enhance the managerial structures and put in place systems to further assist with this process.

“This is part of my mandate to seek to demystify the prosecution process… given that we are coming back from years when so many of our institutions were so cloistered that members of the public who we served felt intimidated to ask questions,” Llewellyn said.

According to Llewellyn, the publication titled The Decision to Prosecute: A Jamaican Protocol will be a living document that will be revised periodically to reflect local and international development in prosecutorial practices and the relevant laws.

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