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Code for Prosecutors
The purpose of the Code for Prosecutors is to:
  1. Give guidance on the general principles to be applied in determining, in any case:
    • whether criminal proceedings should be instituted or, where criminal proceedings have been instituted, whether they should be discontinued; and 
    • what charges should be preferred
  2. Provide general guidelines for the conduct of criminal prosecutions; and
  3. Define the standards of conduct and practice that the Public Prosecution Service expects from prosecutors including those barristers and solicitors to whom the Director assigns the institution or conduct of criminal proceedings.