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Call for evidence

Private prosecutions: safeguards

Terms of reference

The Committee welcomes written evidence on: 

  • The way in which large organisations conduct private prosecutions;
  • The effectiveness of existing safeguards that regulate private prosecutions;
  • Alternative legislative, legal and administrative safeguards that could be used to regulate the way in which large organisations use the right to bring private prosecutions;
  • Whether the existing investigatory standards and duties of disclosure that apply to private prosecutions are effective;
  • The effectiveness of different safeguards in preventing miscarriages of injustice resulting from the right to bring private prosecutions;
  • The role of the Crown Prosecution Service in taking over private prosecutions;
  • The role of the Attorney General in supervising private prosecutions;
  • The role of the courts in private prosecutions; and
  • The way in which private prosecutions are regulated in other jurisdictions.

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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