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DPP office working on prosecutors Code of Conduct

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2013 | 7:28 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn says her office is now working on developing a Code of Conduct for prosecutors.

Llewellyn says the code is part of ongoing efforts to transform the Office of the DPP.

She adds that the code will serve to strengthen transparency and accountability in the judicial process.

Llewellyn says the document will set out guidelines for prosecutors from her office as well as attorneys who obtain permission to marshal evidence before the court.

The DPP says a code of conduct for prosecutors is critical as Jamaica continues to improve the administration of justice.

Llewellyn points out that administrators of justice, such as prosecutors, must conduct themselves at a higher standard.

Llewellyn says her office is receiving assistance from an overseas partner in developing the code, which she expects to be in place next year.

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