The Sentencing Guidelines Committee was created by the Criminal Procedure Ordinance 2014 and is governed by section 777 of the Ordinance and Schedule 14.

The aims of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee are —

(a) to promote greater consistency in sentencing in the Falkland Islands while maintaining the independence of the judiciary;

(b) to develop, implement and maintain a set of sentencing guidelines for use in the criminal courts of the Falkland Islands, applying the principles set out below.


The next meeting of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee will be advertised on the Court List.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.