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Government to introduce the Constitution (Amendment No. 3) Bill and the Prosecution Commission Bill

Date: December 19, 2016
Domain:Judiciary
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

 
GIS - 19 December, 2016: Government has given its approval to the introduction of The Constitution (Amendment No. 3) Bill and the Prosecution Commission Bill in the National Assembly. The object of the Constitution (Amendment No. 3) Bill is to amend the Constitution to make provision for a Prosecution Commission.  
The Prosecution Commission shall determine whether the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions to institute or not to institute criminal proceedings against a person is irrational, perverse, against public interest or otherwise erroneous in law or on facts.  It shall also determine whether the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions to discontinue criminal proceedings against a person is irrational, perverse, against public interest or otherwise erroneous in law or on facts. 
 
The Commission shall make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions for the expeditious disposal of criminal proceedings and for the reduction of systemic delays and may require the Director of Public Prosecutions to furnish a report concerning the discharge of his functions under section 72 at such times and in such manner as it may determine.
 
The Prosecution Commission Bill makes provision for the accountability of the Director of Public Prosecutions through -
 
·      the Prosecution Commission;
 
·        the issue of directions by the Prosecution Commission to the Director of Public Prosecutions;
 

·         ·        the furnishing of information by the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Prosecution Commission,

 
and for such supplementary or ancillary matters as may appear necessary or expedient.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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