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As explained on the page about victims of crime, if the prosecutor has decided not to prosecute, the injured party is entitled self to bring a charge for the offence and thus have the case considered by a court of law.
In addition, the decision not to prosecute is open to complaint to the Prosecutor General, who is competent to take the case upon himself for a fresh consideration. A complaint can be filed also if the conduct of the prosecutor otherwise gives rise to discontent.
About 400 complaints are filed per year. Only a few, about 20, of them, however, result in a charge being brought in the case. Depending on the nature of the matter, the complaint may also result in the prosecutor being reprimanded or to some other less severe consequence.
Updated on 7 July 2009