Published On: Thu, Jul 3rd, 2014

Public Prosecutors Services Curaçao, Sint Maarten and BES now with Grievance Advice Committee

Public ProsecutionWILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecutor’s Services of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and BES-islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) has now its own Grievances Advice Committee.

Anyone who believes that he/she was not treated well by a member of the Public Prosecutors Services Curaçao, Sint Maarten and BES can now file a grievance with the Attorney-General (PG). To this end, the Public Prosecutor’s Services of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bes Islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) have established a Grievance Committee. The Grievances Advice Committee consists of three members, whereby a representative will be chosen from each country (Curaçao, Sint Maarten and BES) who is also not a member of the Public Prosecutor.

It is not possible to complain on legal issues or legal decisions. For legal issues a citizen should apply laws that are in place for these matters.

A grievance regarding members of the Public Prosecutor’s Services should be done in writing (not bye-mail). It is prudent to mention in the grievance the person or the department you are complaining about. Describe further exactly what happened and when it occurred. For proper handling of your grievance, you must also specify your name, address, telephone number and you should properly sign the grievance. If there are letters or other documents associated with your grievance, then you should make copies of these and attach them to the grievance.

The grievance will be handled within six weeks of receipt of the grievance. The treatment of the complaint may be postponed for up to four weeks. The adjournment in writing shall be given to the complainant and the accused.

A complaint should be addressed to the Attorney-General who will file the complaint to the Grievances Advice Committee. The Attorney-General’s address in Sint Maarten is:
The address of the office of the Attorney-General on Curaçao:
Parket Procureur-Generaal van Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba
Wilhelminaplein 14-16
Willemstad, Curaçao

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