Concurrent Jurisdiction (DPP Interim Guidelines)
Dominic Grieve (Attorney General; Beaconsfield, Conservative)
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today published interim guidelines to prosecutors on decision making in certain cases involving concurrent jurisdiction. The guidelines, which take immediate effect, follow a recommendation in the report of the review of the UK’s extradition arrangements by Lord Justice Sir Scott Baker that there should be more transparency about the principles that are applied by prosecutors in this jurisdiction when determining whether criminal proceedings should be brought here or in another jurisdiction.
The guidelines have been issued on an interim basis and are the subject of a consultation exercise that will last until
The director of the Serious Fraud Office has indicated that his prosecutors will consider themselves bound by this guidance.
Copies of the interim guidelines will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.