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Court proceeding

In criminal cases, the police initiate a pre-trial investigation. The prosecutor can then bring charges, in which event the case will be heard by a district court.

A district court’s decisions can be appealed against to a court of appeal. A decision of a court of appeal can be appealed against to the Supreme Court provided that the Supreme Court grants a leave to appeal.

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The criminal justice process

If the police find during the pre-trial investigation that an offence has been committed, the police will transfer the case to the prosecutor.


The courts exercise judicial power independently. They decide in each case what is in accordance with the law.