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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 43: Appointment and removal of Director by Attorney General

80.This section sets out the appointment and removal criteria for the Director and Deputy Director after devolution. As the Director will be carrying out some prosecutions that fall within the area of responsibility of the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland will have to consult him before making an appointment (subsection (1)). The Director and Deputy Director can only be suspended or dismissed on the recommendation of a tribunal convened under subsection (4) (see subsection (2)). The membership of such a tribunal is set out at subsection (5). The tribunal will be convened by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, after consulting the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, and its members will be chosen by the Lord Chancellor (see subsections (4) and (6)).

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