Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is a Government body created by the Constitution of Uganda. This office mainly takes criminal cases to the courts. While any person may also take a criminal case before the courts, the Director of Public Prosecutions can take over such a case and continue it, or stop it. This office must, however, get permission from the court to stop a criminal case taken to the court by a person.
State Attorneys or State Prosecutors are workers of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. They have offices in most parts of the country.
While carrying out its duties, the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions must take into account the interest of the public and administration of justice and must not misuse the legal process.
If you report a case to the police, and you are not satisfied with the way it has been handled, or where you feel that you are being taken to court in criminal matter because of malice, ill will or hate, you can complain to a State Attorney or State Prosecutor or directly to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Any accused person who wishes to enter a plea bargain, or who is dissatisfied with the way his case or her case has been handled can also contact a State Attorney, State Prosecutor or the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
For more information about the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions contact:
Plot 1 Pilkington Road P.O. Box 1550 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 794332040, +256 794332041 Website: www.dpp.go.ug