Supreme court to rule today on whether or not three year extension of DPP’s tenure was legal

The court will hand down judgment on Monday in the matter brought by Mervin Cameron challenging the legality of an extension to the tenure of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn.

The judgement will be handed down at 10:00 A.M. by the full court panel of Justices Lorna Shelly-Williams, Andrea Pettigrew-Collins and Simone Wolfe-reece.

The matter is in relation to an application for an injunction and constitutional and other declaratory orders against the Governor General’s decision to grant an extension to the tenure of the DPP, beyond the age of sixty.

Cameron who filed the suit, is contending that the extension granted to the DPP was illegal and that she has been acting in the post illegally for the past three years.

The three-year extension expires in September.

The judgement today comes as controversy brews over amendments to the constitution to move the age of retirement for the DPP to 65, with the option for an extension to 70 years.


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