Prosecutions Division (Hong Kong)


Prosecutions Division (Hong Kong)

The Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice, is the public prosecution office in Hong Kong.

The Director of Public Prosecutions of heads the office and is under the Department of Justice. The office is responsible for prosecuting trials and appeals on behalf of Hong Kong, providing legal advice to law enforcement agencies, exercising on behalf of the Secretary for Justice to bring criminal proceedings, and providing advice and assistance to bureaux and departments in relation to any criminal law aspects of proposed legislation.

(The head of the public prosecution office in the former Hong Kong British authorities before 1997 was named "Crown Prosecutor".)

External links

* [http://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/about/pd.htm Organisation chart of the Prosecutions Division]


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