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14. Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors

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This chapter talks about the guidelines on the role of prosecutors adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the prevention of crime and the treatment of Offenders, Havana, 27 August - 7 September 1990. The Guidelines are formulated to assist Member States in their tasks of securing and promoting the effectiveness, impartiality and fairness of prosecutors in criminal proceedings, and should be respected and taken into account by Governments within the framework of their national legislation and practice. The guidelines include the qualifications, selection and training of prosecutors followed by the guidelines for the status and conditions of service and freedom of expression and association. It also includes the role of prosecutors in criminal proceedings.

Keywords: crime; criminal proceedings; Eighth United Nations Congress; Member States; national legislation; Offenders; prosecutors



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