One hundred and three officers from Government Ministries and Departments around Fiji have undergone the ODPP Basic Prosecution Course for Statutory Regulators since its launch in 2018.
This includes 37 participants who are currently undergoing a month long regulators course which was launched by the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Lee Burney at the Ministry of Civil Service Training Centre, Nasese, Suva.
The Basic Prosecution course for Statutory Regulators is part of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)’s on-going pledge and commitment towards providing the public with an efficient and professional prosecution service by enabling prosecutors appointed by Permanent Secretaries to take matters to court under their own specific
The ODPP assists the staff of these Ministries and Government Departments by providing legal advice on the range of possible charges and the evidence required in prosecuting infringements under their own specific legislation.
The ODPP also provides desk officers to assist.
The four-week basic prosecution course is a combination of theory and practical work which is facilitated by ODPP Principal Legal Officer Mr Yogesh Prasad.
After successfully completing the course, these officers will participate in the ODPP Advanced Prosecution course later in the year.
The ODPP will be ensuring that basic hygiene and social distancing practices are adhered to at all times!