THE ROLE OF CROWN COUNSEL IN CANADIAN PROSECUTIONS
AbstractIn this article the author examines the roles of Attorneys General and crown counsel in Canadian criminal prosecutions. First, he discusses the nature of the office of Attorney General and prosecutor, and the manner in which an Attorney General or prosecutor should conduct himself. Next, he examines the roles of Attorneys General and crown counsel in criminal proceedings, and points out some of the main principles to which they must adhere in order to ensure that an accused receives a fair trial in accordance with the Bill of Rights. In concluding his article, the author then reinforces the importance of acting in accordance with the Bill of Rights, and suggests that if the Attorneys General and crown counsel are to do so, following the English system of prosecution will be the best approach.
Keywords:Administration of Justice, Criminal Law
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