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DPP to assist lawyers improve legal battle skills

August 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Legal teams from various government ministries will undertake a detailed prosecution course to further improve their skills during legal battles in the courts.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution will facilitate these courses which they believe this will greatly improve the government agencies overall legal presence.

DPP legal principle officer, Yogesh Prasad believes the courses will go a long way to further strengthen the legal abilities of the ministries not only in court but also internally.

“The course is to assist them in understanding the strict liability and the absolute liability offenses and prepare themselves in terms of court appearances. So all have taken on board all prosecuting departments of the government agencies along with the Fiji Police Force to deal with this.”

Attest to the courses, Acting Police Commissioner ACP Rusiate Tudravu believes the prosecuting skills obtained through the courses is one that all agencies require.

“The initiative to devise courses of this nature for Police Prosecutors given their non-academically trained legal background this is an achievement that we’ll contribute to the efficient administration of our justice system. Fiji Police encourages and fully supports the training initiatives.”

Meanwhile, the DPP has conducted four Advanced National Prosecution training with the Police Force to date.

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