Fiji Prosecutors Office Trains Law Enforcement Officials In Nauru

Four-week course offered basic prosecution theory and practice

By Timoci Vula

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Oct. 6, 2017) – The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) facilitated a Basic Prosecution Course in Nauru last month.

The four-week prosecution course was a combination of theory and practical exercises designed to equip prosecutors with trial preparation and advocacy skills at the bar table.

A statement from the ODPP stated that 21 law enforcement agents graduated from the four-week course that ran from August 7 to September 1.

Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde said: "Building prosecutorial capacity within the region is important and we were pleased to be able to offer assistance to the Nauruan government in this regard."

"We hope to follow up on this initiative by inviting the Nauruan prosecutors to participate in the ODPP Advanced Prosecution Course in Suva next year."

The course was held at the Nauru Central Police Station, and it followed an invitation from the Nauru Ministry of Justice that marked the first bilateral regional training initiative between the ODPP Fiji and Nauru.

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