New prosecutors get training

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NEW prosecuting officers are currently undergoing the annual Basic Prosecution Training Course conducted by the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).

The four-day course is taking place at the Law and Courts Building in the capital until Friday, holistically educating the prosecuting officers on the practical aspects of conducting prosecutions with the aim of raising the standards of prosecuting criminal cases in courts.

Participants will cover issues such as the drafting of charges, tendering of statements, forfeiture of property as well as dealing with difficult and vulnerable witnesses, a press statement from AGC said.

More practical sessions including mock trials and case studies have also been incorporated into this year’s course, following positive feedback from past participants.

A total of 48 prosecuting officers from various ministries, departments, statutory bodies and law enforcement agencies are participating.

An annual initiative of the Criminal Justice Division, the course serves as a platform for the public prosecutor to share knowledge on effective prosecution, the statement added.

Through the Basic Prosecution Training Course, the public prosecutor is also able to forge greater cohesiveness leading to closer working relationships with various government agencies.

The Brunei Times