IAP Standards

The ‘Standards of Professional Responsibility and Statement of the Essential Duties and Rights of Prosecutors’ were developed within the association and were approved by the IAP in 1999. The standards serve as an international benchmark for the conduct of individual prosecutors and of prosecution services and can be found on the IAP website in the documentation section.

They were adopted within a UN Crime Commission Resolution in 2008 and that Resolution is to be reviewed within the forthcoming 20th session of the UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna 11-25th April. Moreover the standards are being taken into account by the Search Committee for a successor to the current Prosecutor for the International Criminal [click HERE for copy of report]