Cases that made news headlines involving crimes against women and children that were either dismissed or given compensation payments as a form of sentencing by the courts will be reviewed and appealed before the Supreme Court.
Justice Minister Bryan Kramer made this known in Parliament on Thursday when asked by Oro Governor Gary Juffa.
Governor Juffa in his series of questions asked Minister Kramer if the Department of Justice is considering conducting reviews in the criminal prosecution and the justice system amidst the growing trend of what he called “the breakdown in justice system.”
Minister Kramer in response said even though the Public Prosecutors Office lies outside of the Justice Department’s jurisdiction, they’ve had talks to review those cases and establish the reasons. “
The reviews are to establish if it was a case of poor investigations, insufficient evidence or possibly an error in the judgement,” Mr Kramer said.
“From there, considerations will be made for those cases to be brought back to the Supreme Court for appeal.”
Kramer added that there are reforms currently undertaken by the police minister and the Justice Department to align their work in addressing those issues however specific details will be made known in other sessions of Parliament.