Director of Public Prosecutions


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Director of Public Prosecutions

n
(Law) (in Britain) an official who, as head of the Crown Prosecution Service, is responsible for conducting all criminal prosecutions initiated by the police. Abbreviation: DPP
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Director of Public Prosecutions

n (Brit) → Procuratore m della Repubblica
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The Secretary for Justice and the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed the claim is totally unfounded, adding that they are deeply disappointed about it.
[Translation] The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions should better meet the fundamental imperatives of justice, in particular by ensuring the independence of the prosecution in criminal and penal matters and by ensuring the transparency of the prosecution process.
Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution in charge of Nyanza region Victor Mule urged prosecutors to adhere to the DPP Diversion Policy Guidelines and ensure any decision is recorded with a reason.
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She said: "It's not my decision, it's an entirely independent decision for the director of public prosecutions.
Summary: Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will face no further criminal action, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said on Friday.
THE decision not to prosecute Jimmy Savile over abuse allegations in 2009 will come under the spotlight again after the Prime Minister said Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer will review legal papers from the case.
Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "All crime is unacceptable but offences that are driven by hostility or hatred based on personal characteristics are particularly damaging to any civilised society."

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