Office of the Director of Public Prosecution
Overview of Director of Public Prosecution:
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for the prosecution of criminal matters before all levels of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court i.e. the Magistrate’s Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The office is headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and he, along with his junior counsels, are integral to the continued fight for justice and the observance of law and order within Montserrat. The officers within the ODPP aim to be impartial and objective in their assessment of criminal prosecutions with the sole aim of upholding the laws of Montserrat.
Increasing the level of professionalism and efficiency in the delivery of an independent and fair prosecutorial service to all members of the public.
To oversee the running of an effective, efficient and fair prosecuting body which meets the needs of the island community and works in accordance with UK and international best practices.
Services offered by the Director of Public Prosecution
- To institute and conduct prosecutions: summary, traffic and indictable;
- To institute and respond to appeals;
- To restrain and confiscate assets used in, or derived from, the commission of criminal offences; and
- To provide advice to the police and other investigative agencies.
Director of Public Prosecution
Mr. Oris Sullivan