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Directorate of Civil Litigation

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The Mandate of DCL

 

The Directorate of Civil Litigation is charged with “legal representation of Government, its agencies and allied bodies in national, regional and international Courts of Law and Tribunals and Commissions”.

 

The Directorate of Civil Litigation shall -

 

  • upon receipt, act upon notices of intention to sue Government and its allied institutions and local governments, within forty-five days;

  • Represent the Government in civil proceedings instituted by or against the Government, its allied institutions and local governments within the time stipulated by law;

  • File responses to constitutional petitions and applications instituted against the Government and its allied institutions within 7 to 14 days respectively;

  • Represent the Government and its allied institutions in all complaints instituted against it in compliance with the Human Rights Tribunal calendar;

  • Represent Government in all mediation and arbitration proceedings;

  • Initiate process approvals for payment of court awards and compensation claims brought against Government;

  • Negotiate out of court settlements on behalf of Government;

  • Advise Government, its allied institutions and local governments on civil litigation matters within 21 days;

  • Timely prepare and facilitate witnesses to attend courts of law and Tribunals and Commissions;

  • Prepare timely, pleadings and submissions in all proceedings against Government and other allied institutions; and

  • Conduct periodic workshops and seminars to engage and sensitize the MDAs and other stakeholders on legal processes and developments.

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