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Attorney General's Response to GPJA release

Attorney General's Response to GPJA release

The decision to delegate decisions around criminal prosecutions is not specific to these cases or to the Terrorism Suppression Act. Successive Attorneys-General have taken the view that it is inappropriate for them as Government Ministers to become involved in decision-making about prosecution of individuals.

In practice, the authority to give consent to lay charges is delegated to the Solicitor-General.

This is outlined in Crown Law's Prosecution Guidelines.

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