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1st North American Regional Conference - 2010

Date: Wednesday 17 November 2010 - Friday 19 November 2010

Location: The Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel, Bermuda

  • Conference venue:    The Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel, Bermuda
  • Conference period:   17 - 19 November 2010
  • Conference theme:   Prosecution: International Challenges & Co-ordinated Solutions
  • Conference fee:         US$ 100
  • Conference registration: Open 1 August 2010
  • Conference website:  www.dpp.gov.bm
  • Download: Practical Information / Registration Form  / Programme

The Department of Public Prosecutions of Bermuda will host the first North American and Caribbean IAP Regional Conference to be held in Bermuda on 18th and 19th November 2010.  The event will be held in the Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel, and will deal with topical matters of interest to line prosecutors.


Topics will include drug trafficking and other forms of organised crime and associated money laundering offences and asset recovery mechanisms. The conference sessions will also examine the rise of violent gangs and the increase in domestic violence, sexual crime and antisocial behavior particularly amongst the youth, with particular emphasis upon the region. Of particular interest will be the role of the internet and E technology in the commission of crime, particularly child abuse. All these matters will be considered within the context of international cooperation and the desire to achieve ever more coordinated approaches to dealing with criminality which reaches across national boundaries.

Social Program:

Mixing and making contacts is always key to this type of conference. It is often said that wat happens in the breaks is as important as what happens in the conference rooms. Accordingly, there will be a lively social program for which thanks go to the Governor of Bermuda, The Attorney General and the Bermuda Bar Association.

Events will commence on Wednesday 17th with welcome cocktails hosted by the US Consul General at his Residence.  There will be a conference dinner on Thursday 18th co-hosted by the Departhment of Public Prosecution of Bermuda and the Bermuda Bar Association and a farewell reception hosted by the Governor at Government House on Friday 19th.  For those wishing to remain on Saturday 20th arrangements will be made for an island tour and golf enthusiasts will also be able to enjoy the wonderful Bermudian fairways.

Target Group:

The conference is primarily aimed at operational prosecutors and it is expected that there will be lively discussion in a format which will mix presentations with case studies and panel discussions.

Contact Information:


For further informartion, please contact the Department of Public Prosecutions, Bermuda on dpp@gov.bm or view the website:www.dpp.gov.bm