23rd IAP Annual Conference in Johannesburg-Sandton, South Africa
Date: Sunday 9 September 2018 - Thursday 13 September 2018
Johannesburg-Sandton, South Africa
About the conference
Johannesburg-Sandton, Sandton Convention Center
Period 9 - 13 September 2018
Fee Full Participation 875 EUR (Early Bird) / Accompanying Persons 25 (Early Bird)
The conferene theme
The theme for the conference: “Prosecutorial Independence – the Cornerstone of Justice to Society”.
The independence of the prosecution services is a pre-requisite for the rule of law. The independence and autonomy of the prosecution services constitute an indispensable corollary to the independence of the judiciary. Without it the Justice cannot fulfil its functions. But independency does not stand on its own. It must be recognized that prosecutorial independence is directly linked to accountability. A prosecutor that claims independence but refuses to be accountable to the law and to the society will not enjoy the trust of society and will not achieve the independence for which it strives
The 23rd IAP Annual Conference aims to develop the key themes of prosecutorial independence and seek to provide to the global community of prosecution a framework for common understanding and further progress.
The ideal of Independence and its practical consequences
Managing Prosecution Services; between accountability and individual autonomy
Protecting the Individual Prosecutor
Independent Prosecution and confidence in the eyes of the Public
Specialist Groups and Sub-themes
Every year, the IAP Annual Conference is the place where specialists in a broad range of investigation and prosecution come together to discuss and exchange experiences on new developments, legal challenges and solutions, and cutting edge technologies. In Johannesburg there will again be ample opportunity for prosecutors worldwide to present, discuss and to take home lessons in areas including Mutual legal assistance, Cybercrime, Anti-corruption, Money Laundering and asset recovery, Organized crime, Counter terrorism and Violent Extremism, Environmental Crime, Trafficking in Human Beings and Migrant Smuggling, International Criminal Justice, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, Military Prosecution, and many other fields.
One-stop-shop for international cooperation
The IAP Annual Conference serves as a productive forum for transnational legal cooperation and offers a perfect opportunity to reach out to the many delegations that participate. By hosting formal and informal bilateral meetings the Annual Conference is an effective ‘one-stop-shop’ for prosecution services’ transnational legal cooperation arrangements.
Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) is one of the most important topics on the agenda for the global community of prosecutors and for that reason one of the key themes of the Annual Conference.
Participants will be able to discuss with experts and test ideas in IAP’s ‘MLA lab’ (Mutual Legal Assistance Laboratory) where information and best practices can be exchanged.