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Objective of this Division

To provide expertise and services in prosecutions and defences in criminal matters in the Courts of Law.

Functions
The functions of the Division are:

  • To institute, prosecute, manage and supervise all criminal prosecutions in Mainland Tanzania
  • To coordinate investigations of criminal cases for Mainland Tanzania
  • To manage criminal appeals and applications on behalf of the republic
  • To coordinate the affairs of the National Criminal Justice
  • To oversee proceedings initiated by other institutions with residual powers to initiate such proceedings
  • To develop, and monitor implementation of policies, instructions, guidelines and standards for prosecutions
  • To provide legal defence for criminal claims against the government and the people of Tanzania
  • To give advice prior to taking legal action by the State.

The Division is led by a Director and comprise of five sections as follows:

  • Fraud, Corruption and Cyber Crime Section
  • Offences against Persons and Public Order Section
  • Trans-national and Specialized Crimes Section
  • Assets Forfeiture and Recovery Section
  • Coordination of Investigations, Case Management and Civilianization of Prosecution Section.

Fraud, Corruption and Cyber Crime Section
This section performs the following activities:

  • Review and propose policies, laws, regulations, guidelines and standards on the management of fraud, corruption and cybercrime
  • Coordinate and provide guidance to all law enforcement agencies in fraud, corruption, cybercrime and other related offences
  • Prepare charges, miscellaneous applications and other related documents
  • Supervise corruption cases handled by other anti-corruption and fraud bodies
  • Cooperate and liaise with Government Good Governance entities and review relevant files from investigative organs
  • Review relevant files from investigative organs
  • This section is led by an Assistant Director.

Offences against Persons and Public Order Section
The section performs the following activities:

  • Review and propose policies, laws, regulations, guidelines and standards relevant in addressing and legal matters in this section
  • Provide advice to all relevant law enforcement agencies on offences against persons and public authority
  • Sanction and prepare charges, miscellaneous applications and other related documents
  • Review relevant files from investigative organs
  • Liaise with international institutions in view of developing criminal law so as to match with international standards
  • Handle inquest matters
  • This section will be led by an Assistant Director.

Trans-national and Specialized Crimes Section
This section performs the following activities:

  • Review and propose policies, laws, regulations, guidelines and standards on trafficking offences, piracy and other trans-national organised offences
  • Provide legal advice and opinion to international institutions and authorities
  • Handle appeals and applications related to surrender and requisition of offenders outside the Country
  • Review relevant files from investigative organs and take necessary steps
  • Advise the Attorney General on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters whereby the United Republic of Tanzania is requesting to, or requested by the foreign jurisdiction or authority
  • Facilitate witnesses from abroad on locally heard cases to testify and to send witnesses abroad for cases heard in foreign countries
  • Administer matters related to human trafficking, drug, drug trafficking, fugitive offenders, transfers of prisoners and relocating of witness
  • Handle international criminal law issues
  • This section is led by an Assistant Director.

Assets Forfeiture and Recovery Section
This section performs the following activities:

  • Initiate and conduct proceedings related to forfeiture and recovery of both instrumentalities and proceedings of crime
  • Review and propose policies, laws, regulations, guidelines and standards on asset forfeiture and recovery
  • Coordinate with other actors in criminal justice system in the recovery and forfeiture of assets
  • Provide guidance on asset forfeiture and recovery of properties
  • This section is led by an Assistant Director.

Coordination of Investigations, Case Management and Civilianization of Prosecution Section.
This Section performs the following schedules:-

  • Coordination of Criminal Investigation Schedule
  • Case Management Schedule
  • Civilianization of Prosecution Schedule
  • Coordination of Criminal Investigation Schedule
  • Coordinate investigation to ensure effective prosecution led investigation
  • Communicate to link with prosecution offices with the aim of monitoring effective prosecution –led investigation
  • Coordinate and supervise effective enforcement of prosecution General Instructions and Investigation General Instructions
  • Develop and disseminate guidelines on investigative processes and oversee investigation of criminal offences
  • Coordinate internal inspections and monitoring activities conducted by public prosecutors and investigative organs

Case Management Schedule

  • Coordinate and carry out inspection of police lockups and prisons;
  • Facilitate the function of the National Criminal Justice Forum
  • Facilitate the case flow management committees in Regional, District, and National and related forums
  • Carry out data configuration and statistical analysis of criminal cases
  • Maintain prosecution database and information system

Civilianization of Prosecution Schedule

  • Develop and Operationalize strategic medium term document on the implementation of the civilianisation of the prosecution service;
  • Create public awareness on prosecution services;
  • Develop and operationalise code of conduct by public prosecutors and ensure compliance with international prosecution standards;
  • Coordinate takeover of criminal prosecutions from investigative organs across the country;
  • Create and maintain an inventory of all public prosecutors
  • Develop and operationalize witness protection scheme
  • Coordinate and conduct skill development on practical matters to ensure effective prosecution-led investigation
  • Coordinate cross-sectional legal research on prosecution matters
  • Coordinate and ensure effective participation in international and regional forum
  • This section is led by an Assistant Director