Criminal Matters

The Powers of the Attorney General in criminal matters are stipulated in the Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 75 of 1979 (as amended), the Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978 (as amended).  Accordingly, the Attorney General is empowered to play diametrically different functions in Criminal Matters, such as advisory functions, prosecutorial functions and quasi […]

Civil Matters

The Attorney General’s role in civil matters is as vital as his  role in criminal matters. In particular, the Attorney General’s opinion is sought and approval is obtained by all Government bodies, including Government Departments, Statutory Boards and Public Corporations, prior to entering in to major Trade, Investment, Loan Agreements either local or international. As […]

Constitutional Matters

The role of the Attorney General in Constitutional matters is set out primarily in Articles 77, 120, 121, 122, 125, 126, 129, 131,  and 134 of the Constitution. The said Articles vest the Attorney General with most critical constitutional duties. Intrinsically these Articles mandates the Attorney General to perform the following key duties:  a.) Uphold […]