431. The roles of the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Proceedings in the English courts in respect of most offences derived from international crimes may be instituted only by or with the consent of either the Attorney General or the Director of Public Prosecutions1. In addition, in respect of the commission outside the United Kingdom of a range of such offences, no warrant of arrest may be issued on the application of a private prosecutor without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions