Guyana features Its DPP On International Women’s Day

Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack LLB (Hons) (U.W.I). Attorney-at-Law. Director of Public Prosecutions was featured by Guyana’s Department of Public Information on International Women’s Day commemoration on March 8th 2019.

 The major activities of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions include:

  • Prefers indictments in the high court criminal sessions in Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo. During these criminal sessions, one or more state counsel is assigned to prosecute the cases listed to be heard by the Trial Judges
  • Appear in the appellate court and the full court in appeals in summary matters and from all indictable charges in the high court
  • Appear in the magistrate’s court for a technical high profile matter and in extreme instances, where police prosecutors request assistance
  • Appear in the high court in applications for bail, habeas corpus, or application to leave the jurisdiction and for extension of time to keep persons in custody pending police investigations
  • Provide the Guyana police force and law enforcement agencies with legal advice in the prosecution of criminal cases
  • Ensure no citizen is charged unjustly
  • Ensure that persons who break the law are charged and prosecuted according to the laws of Guyana