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Enacting an Independent Director of Public Prosecution

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Minister of Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 last week, which would establish an independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and allegedly free that department from the influence of the Attorney General and other cabinet positions.

A Director of Public Prosecutions that is free from political or other bias is essential to the fair and equitable carry out of justice and to the rule of law in The Bahamas. It is important that we get this bill right. 

We encourage you to take a look for yourself to ensure The Bill meets the mark, gives true independence, and affords the DPP the power and tools he or she needs to carry out justice. The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) will be consolidating and submitting recommendations for The Bill to Members of Parliament for consideration and review. Please see the Bill at the link below and send any recommendations to engagement@orgbahamas.com. 

Please see the Bill at the link below and send any recommendations to engagement@orgbahamas.com. 

Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017



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