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State Prosecutors Told To Respect Human Rights
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2015

Counselor Augustine C. Fayiah, Assistant Justice Minister for Litigation.

 

 

State Prosecutors Told To Respect Human Rights

By Richard D. Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, April 28 (LINA) - Assistant Justice Minister for Litigation Augustine C. Fayiah is calling on State Prosecutors to take uphold the issues of human rights during their prosecutorial processes in courts.

He made the statement Monday in Kakata when he deputized for the Solicitor General of Liberia, Counselor Betty Lamin-Blamo at the opening of a five-day training workshop for State Prosecutors.

The workshop is held quarterly for State Prosecutors to review their performance and retrain them to effectively perform their duties.

Minister Fayiah said the role of State Prosecutors in a justice system is crucial in determining the full trial or prosecution of a person allegedly charged with committing criminal offense, noting that if the accused are not accorded due process as required, it is a violation of their human rights.

He further called on State Prosecutors to at all times be cognizant of the rights of the accused at all levels during their trial, adding, that prosecutors are “not to persecute rather to prosecute” those who violate the law, while at the same time being aware of their fundamental rights.

The Prosecution Quarterly Workshop is held under the theme: “Guaranteeing the Accused Rights to Speedy Trial”.

The workshop is being conducted by the Ministry of Justice with funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs.

Topics to be discussed during the five-day workshop include the role of justice in providing speedy trial, pre- trial detention - a Human Rights Issue, Indictment writing and the role of probation service and parole on the right to speedy trial.

The workshop brought together County Attorneys from the 15 counties and State Prosecutors.

LINA RDB/GDJ

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