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October 08, 2007

ABA ROLI Joins Discussion at International Association of Prosecutors Conference

October 2007

Mary Adele Greer, Senior Advisor for the ABA ROLI Criminal Law Program, presented a paper at the 12th Annual Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors in Hong Kong on September 16, 2007. Ms. Greer joined panelists representing the Prosecutorial Inspectorates from the UK and France in a session discussing performance measurements and assessments of prosecution services. Her paper, titled: Road Maps for Reform: the Effective Use of Assessment Methodology in Emerging Criminal Justice Systems focused on the drafting and implementation of methodology contained within ABA ROLI’s Prosecutorial Reform Index (PRI) to assess the progress of developing prosecutorial systems. 

The theme of the IAP Annual Conference, attended by over 400 prosecutors from over 100 jurisdictions globally, was “Relations with Others: Accountability, Transparency and Independence.” Representatives from the International Criminal Court; the UN International Independent Investigation Commission; The Open Society Justice Initiative; The National Center for State Courts, International; the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ-OPDAT); the U.S. Department of Defense; and the U.S.-based National District Attorney’s Association met in Hong Kong for the conference. The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) was established in June 1995 at the United Nations Offices in Vienna and was formally inaugurated in Budapest at its first General Meeting in September 1996. The IAP is a non-governmental and non-political organization. It is the first and only world association of prosecutors. The Association has 120 organizational members—associations of prosecutors, prosecuting agencies and crime prevention agencies—and together with its individual membership it represents over 200,000 prosecutors in over 130 countries. 

View a copy of Ms Greer’s paper Road Maps for Reform: the Effective Use of Assessment Methodology in Emerging Criminal Justice Systems.