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Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher T. Pryde

Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher Pryde

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

The DPP is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission, following consultation by the Judicial Services Commission with the Attorney-General.

In addition, section 117 of the Constitution states that the DPP is appointed for a term of 7 years and is eligible for reappointment. He or she must also be a person who is qualified to be appointed as a Judge.

The current DPP is Mr Christopher Pryde who was appointed to the position in November 2011.

Prior to this, Mr Pryde was Fiji’s Solicitor-General, a position he held since 2007 until his appointment as the country’s DPP. Between 2009 and 2011 in addition to being Solicitor-General, he was Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Justice and Anti-Corruption.

Mr Pryde is a member of the Fiji National Anti-Money Laundering Council and is also a member of the University of the South Pacific School of Law Programme Advisory Committee.