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  2/12/2012, Shevat 19, 5772

Weinstein: Independent Body to Supervise Prosecution


Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, sent a letter to the Knesset State Control Committee, Sunday evening, in which he announced his decision to form an independent unit at the Justice Ministry which will deal with supervision over the work of the prosecution and representation of the state in the court system. In his letter, Weinstein said a team within his office developed the mechanism for the unit, based on a number of staff meetings on the subject.

The Legal Forum welcomed the decision, saying, "Until now, prosecutors had the power to hold cases open, almost without criticism. We should hope that the new body will have the teeth to repair the distortion and help the public's confidence in the system ".