"the Bill that the public prosecutor shall appoint the public defender when the courts are closed received sharp criticism."
"Now rather than The national courts administration received a mandate to develop proposals on how the district courts should be able to do the job."
"Earlier in the year, the minister of justice Morgan Johansson (S) a bill that prosecutors shall appoint the public defender when the courts are closed. The proposal, which was proposed to enter into force on 1 may, received strong criticism both by lawyers as prosecutors."
"– It feels strange that the public prosecutor shall appoint a defender for the suspect, who is their counterparty, said Mats Svensson at the Swedish prosecution authority's development centre to TT in February."
"last Thursday, the government decided that The national courts administration will now develop a proposal on how the district courts should be able to appoint a defender during the evenings and nights when the courts are closed."
"– In this assignment is to examine how this preparedness can be organized. Then we'll also look at how many beredskapsområden that this can become the current in. It is not certain that every district court to have this preparedness, without coordinating it in any way, " says Joakim Westerlund, as well as at the national courts administration."
"the Work should also look at which court officials should have the preparedness."
"– We should not assume that it is only judges. Today made a lot of decisions on the public defender of domstolshandläggare, who has the delegation to make it, " says Westerlund."
"Joakim Westerlund, who is leading the mission, can't comment on how the forthcoming proposal may look like. The results shall be reported no later than on 2 may."