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DPP welcomes government's recent move to amend certain laws

Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 4:43 PM
In photo: Paula Llewellyn. In delivering the Throne Speech at the ceremonial opening of Parliament yesterday, Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, said The Judicature (Resident Magistrate) (Amendment) Bill is to be brought to Parliament this legislative year.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, has welcomed the government’s move to amend the law to give the DPP the right to appeal prosecutions in certain situations, such as where a jury has been tampered with.

In delivering the Throne Speech at the ceremonial opening of Parliament yesterday, Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, said The Judicature (Resident Magistrate) (Amendment) Bill is to be brought to Parliament this legislative year.

Sir Patrick further said the amended law will also put in place stiffer penalties for obstructing or perverting the course of justice.

In welcoming the move, Llewellyn says the change in the law should have come on stream long ago.

She also says the amended law will help to enhance the delivery of justice to the victims of crimes.

 

DPP Paula Llewellyn