Director of Public Prosecutions (Fiji)

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Fiji (ODPP) is an independent prosecuting service, responsible for the conduct of criminal prosecutions in Fiji.[1]

History[edit]

The office of Director of Public Prosecutions was originally created under the Fiji Independence Act and Constitution of 1970,[2] and came into operation in that year. It was later established under the Constitutions of 1990, 1997 and 2013.[3]

Functions[edit]

The Director of Public Prosecutions is granted discretionary powers under the Constitution to conduct, take over, and discontinue criminal prosecutions in the courts of Fiji, except for proceedings undertaken by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiji, ODPP (20 November 2017). "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). ODPP Fiji. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fiji Independence Order 1970" (PDF). Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Constitution of the Republic of Fiji (2013)" (PDF). Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 

External links[edit]

ODPP official website