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6th Regional Conference - 2007

Date: Saturday 14 November 2009 - Monday 16 November 2009

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 2007, 6th Regional Conference:
“Public Prosecution in the 21st Century”
Attandance: 200 delegates from 46 jurisdictions

  • Conference Theme: "Public Prosecution in the 21st Century"
  • Conference Website: www.dppevents.ae
  • Conference Conclusion: English / Arabic
  • Conference ReportEnglish

Programme and Presentations:

Sunday, 14 November 2009

09:00 - 09:20: Welcome Speeches

  • HE Counselor Yousuf Hassan Al-Mutawa, Senior Advocate General, DPP and Chief of Organizing Committee
  • Joon Gyu Kim, Prosecutor General, Korea and Vice President of the IAP:
  • Henk Marquart Scholtz, Secretary General of the IAP.

09:20 - 10:40: Session 2: Use of Information Technology in the Prosecution Process

ChairCounselor Mohammed Hassan Abdal Rahim, Chief Prosecutor, DPP


  • Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, State of New South Wales, Australia. Topic: GPEN [Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network]
  • Counselor Alin Humaid Bin Khatim, Chief Prosecutor, DPP, UAE. Topic: Use of IT in DPP - Electronic Investigation.
  • Richard Grant Turnbull, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, department of Justice, HKSAR. Topic: Use of IT in the Prosecution Process. Best Practices in Investigation Techniques.
  • Joanna Chi-Jen Ching, Head Prosecutor, Public Prosecutions Officer, Chinese Taipei. Topic: Use of IT in the Prosecution Process - the Palestine Perspective

11:00 - 12:20: Session 2: Risk Management: Data Protection & Security, Internally, externally and Internationally.

ChairJosip Cule, Vice President, Organization for International Judicial Cooperation, Croatian.


  • Counselor Khalifa Bin Demas Al Suwaidi, Advocate General DPP / Abdullah Saqer Al Mirri, Director of IT Department, DPP. Topic: Risk Management in the Prosecution Process and Information Security Protection.
  • Shannon J. Halyk, Regional Crown Counsel, Chief Prosecutor Vancouver, Canada. Topic: Human Saftey Plan in British Columbia for the Security and Protection of Prosecutors and their Families.
  • P. Prem Nath, Assistant Public Prosecutor & Training Manager, Directorate of Prosecutions, Kerala, India. Topic: Protection for Parties in the Case (Accused/Victim/Witness). PowerPoint Presentation
  • Jan S Maringka, Head of International Legal Cooperation, The Attorney General's Office, Indonesia. Topic: Role of Indonesian Prosecutor in Combating Corruption.
  • Harm Brouwer, Chairman of the Board of Procurators-General, Netherlands. (Invited speaker - regrettably unable to attend)

12:40 - 14:00: Session 3: Risk Management. Protection for Parties in the Case-Accused/Victims Witness.

ChairGrenville Cross, Director of Public Prosecutions, Hong Kong, China.


  • Mazen Zayed Al Qara'an, Prosecutor General, Jordan. Topic: Protection of parties in the case, the accused.
  • Patrizia L. Gatling, Commissioner and Chair, New York City Commission on Human Rights, United States of America. Topic: Protection of Parties in the case.
  • Sabin Ouellet, Chief Prosecutor, Dept. of Public Prosecution, Quebec, Canada. Topic: Witness protection program: The repentant experience in Québec, Canada. PowerPoint Presentation..
  • David Khoo Kim Leng, Deputy Senior State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore. Topic: Anti-Corruption Measures for the Prosecution Service: The Singapore Perspective.



Monday, 16 November 2009

09:00 - 10:20: Session 4: Use of Information Technology and Data Protection.

ChairHenk Marquart Scholtz, Secretary General of the IAP


  • James Hamilton, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland. Topic: Protection for Prosecutors.
  • Tariq Ibrahim Al Qassim, Director, Case Management Department and In-Charge, Quality Department, DPP. Topic: Electronic Management of Criminal Cases.
  • Hind Hassan Al Zarouni, Head of E-Services, DPP. Topic: Customer Electronic Service.
  • Jae-Young Lee, Prosecutor, Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea. Topic: Data Protection and the Proper Response to Cyber Crime: The Two Common Goals. PowerPoint Presentation
  • Ahmad Hassan, Monistoring and Response Team Leader, UAE Computer Emergency REsponse Team - aeCERT, Topic: Practical Applications of Information Technology at DPP.

10:50 - 12:10: Session 5: Risk Management. Security of Prosecution Personnel, Property, Documents & Evidence.

ChairCounselor Josai K. Naigulvu, Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Fiji


  • Bernadus Jacob Swagerman, Senior Vice President of KLM Security Services. Topic: Risk Management at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
  • William P. Kiley. Immediate Past President, International Association for Property & Evidence, Inc (IAPE) USA. Topic: Management of Case Evidence - Techniques, Systems and Tools to Mitigate Risk
  • Chang Soo Lee, Prosecutor, Supreme Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Korea. Topic: Anti-Corruption Measures for the Prosecution Process.
  • Rahsid Al Abbar, Director, E-Commerce, Central Marketing, Etisalat, Dubai, UAE. Topic: Digital Identity in Public Prosecution.

12:30: Panel Discussion

ChairElizabeth Howe, General Counsel, IAP


13:30: Closing Speeches

  • HE Counselor Essam Esa Al Humaidan, Attorney General, DPP, Dubai - UAE
  • Francois Falletti, President, IAP