IAP Awards 2017 - Beijing, China

Special Achievement Award

The Special Achievement Award is given to a prosecutor, whether a member of the IAP or not, who has demonstrated special dedication in the pursuit of his/her professional responsibilities, or who has discharged his/her professional responsibilities in the face of special hardship or adversity or under other circumstances which derserve special recognition.

In 2017 the IAP Special Achievement Award was presented to following:

  • Dr. Marco de Paolis, The Military Prosecutor General of Rome. In recognition of his ardent work done in the field of prosecution of nazi war criminals in Italy (full citation).
  • The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In recognition of 24 years successful investigation and prosecution of many of the worst atrocities that occurred during the armed conflicts marking the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s ( full citation)

Prosecutor of the Year Award

The aim of the the IAP Prosecutor of the Year Award is to give a special recognition and encouragement to front-line prosecutors, who have demonstrated an outstanding performance in their work, domestically or internationally.

In 2017 the IAP Prosecutor of the Year Award was presented to:

  • Ms Susan Okalany in recognition of her outstanding performance domestically and internationally in the fight against terrorism, by leading the team who performed the first successfully prosecuted terrorist case in Africa.

Certificates of Merit

The IAP Certificate of Merit is awarded as an expression of the Association's gratitude to members of the IAP (individual or organisational) for their pursuit of the Objects of the Association. Certificates of Merit can also be awarded to non IAP members as an expression of the Association's gratitude for supporting the association.

  • Resigning Executive Committee Member Rory Field (Vice-President of North America and Carribean).
  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Ireland; for hosting the 21st IAP Annual Conference and General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland 11 - 15 September 2016.
  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Jamaica; for hosting the 4th North American and Caribbean Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 2 - 4 November 2016.
  • The Supreme Public Prosecutors Office of South Korea and the Busan District Prosecutors Office; for hosting the 43rd Executive Committee Meeting in Busan, South Korea from 3 - 5 April 2017 and for hosting the 10th Asia and Pacific Regional Conference in Busan, South Korea from 5 - 7 April 2017.
  • The Asociación Costarricense de Fiscales; for hosting the 6th Latin American Regional Conference in San José, Costa Rica from 26 - 28 April 2017.
  • The General Prosecutor's Office of Albania; for hosting the 16th European Regional Conference in Tirana, Albania from 22 - 24 May 2017.
  • The Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia; for hosting the 3rd Global Forum for Associations of Prosecutors in Belgrade, Serbia from 25 - 28 May 2017.
  • The Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia; for hosting the 8th Eastern European and Central Asian Regional Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia from 26 - 28 June 2017.