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New IAP Acting General Counsel Ms Manon Lapointe


Dr Rasmus H. Wandall resigned as General Counsel of the IAP as of 31 March 2018. Due to the very generous and pro-active reaction of the Canadian DPP and Deputy Attorney General, Ms Kathleen Roussel, I can present to you the new acting General Counsel Ms Manon Lapointe, who is a senior prosecutor in Canada.

The Executive Committee has appointed Manon as acting General Counsel (in full capacity) from 10 April until – if necessary - the end of 2018. Her main task will be to support the preparation of the professional programme of the 23rd Annual Conference and General Meeting in Johannesburg and to support the Bureau of the Secretary-General in the performance of such duties as may be assigned to her by the President and the Secretary-General.

Manon Lapointe is a general counsel with the Regulatory and Economic Prosecutions and Management Branch of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, civil law section, she was called to the Québec Bar in 1991. In 1993, after working in a private practice law firm, she joined the Human Rights Law Section of the Department of Justice of Canada. On leave from the Department from 1995 to 1999, she completed her master’s degree in criminal law (University of Ottawa), a D.E.A. (Diplôme d’études approfondies en politique criminelle, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris) and worked in private practice. Upon her return to the Department of Justice, she worked as counsel at the Competition Bureau legal services, from 1999 to 2002, and the R.C.M.P., from 2002 to 2005. She then joined the federal prosecution service.  Manon has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, civil section since 1994 where she teaches general criminal and sentencing. She is also a member of the Nunavut Bar.

The IAP and the Secretariat are very pleased with Manon’s appointment as Acting General Counsel and are looking forward to benefit from Manon’s skills and experience as a prosecutor in the best professional and cooperative atmosphere.

Han Moraal

Secretary-General IAP