THE COMMISSION AND THE FORMAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

The Commission and the formal justice system are complementary.  Working in cooperation, they will assist each other and contribute to the fulfillment of the mutual responsibilities to achieve justice in the broadest sense.

The Commission will relieve the workload of the formal justice system by addressing a large number of less serious crimes that might otherwise burden the courts.  At the same time, the Commission will depend on the various branches of the formal justice system to enable it to fulfill its functions.

The roles of these bodies in relation to the Commission are defined in Regulation 2001/10.

 

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