What is the role of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)?
The ODPP is the independent State prosecution authority established by the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1996. The ODPP prosecutes all serious offences committed against the criminal law of the State. The ODPP does not investigate crime. The ODPP does not represent victims or the police in the same way that other lawyers usually represent clients. The ODPP conducts prosecutions on behalf of the community.
- What does the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions take into account when deciding whether to continue a prosecution?
- Is the same Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer involved with a case from start to finish?
- Is the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions required to give reasons for its decisions?