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DPP Chibita Elected To Executive Committee Of International Association Of Prosecutors

The Director of Public Prosecutions Uganda, Justice Mike J Chibita (in featured photo) has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) at its 24th General Meeting held on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The International Association of Prosecutors is an organization that brings together prosecutors from all over the world, boasting of a diverse membership from over 177 countries and representation from all the continents of the world. It sets standards for professional and ethical conduct of prosecutors, facilitates cooperation especially in cross border matters and promotes the observance of human rights in the conduct of prosecution work.

It is a global platform where prosecutors receive training and mentoring, share experiences and knowledge in all areas of prosecution and has special platforms on cybercrime, Money Laundering, Asset Recovery and Corruption, Trafficking in Persons and War crimes and related offenses.

Justice Mike Chibita graduated from Makerere University, Uganda with a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 and completed the Bar Course in 1990. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Iowa in International and Comparative Law. He was appointed to the Bench as a Judge of the High Court in 2010 and became the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2015. As DPP, he is at the helm of the greatest percentage of Public Prosecutions in Uganda and responsible for the strategic and policy direction of the ODPP.

As a member of the Executive Committee, the DPP will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution towards the management and administration of the IAP.

“ODPP Uganda is proud of this achievement, which is a recognition of Uganda’s commitment to building a responsive, efficient and effective prosecution service,”  a statement from DPP’s office reads.

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