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The Constitution of the IAP. Article 2. Name and objects


2.1.    The name of the Association is the “International Association of Prosecutors”.
2.2.    The Association is a non-political and non-governmental organization. 
2.3.    The objects of the Association are:
(a)      to promote the effective, fair, impartial and efficient prosecution of criminal offences;
(b)      to promote high standards and principles in the administration of criminal justice, including procedures to guard against or address miscarriages, in support of the rule of law;
(c)      to promote and enhance those standards and principles which are generally recognised internationally as necessary for the proper and independent prosecution of offences;
(d)     to assist prosecutors internationally in the fight against organised or other crime, and for that purpose:
- to promote international co-operation in gathering and providing evidence; in tracking, seizing and forfeiting the proceeds of serious crime; and in the prosecution of fugitive criminals;
- to promote speed and efficiency in such international co-operation;
(e)      to promote measures for the elimination of corruption in public administration;
(f)      to promote the professional interests of prosecutors and to enhance recognition of their crucial role in achieving criminal justice;
(g)     to promote good relations between individual prosecutors and prosecution agencies; to facilitate the exchange and dissemination among them of information, expertise and experience; and, to that end, to encourage the use of information technologies;
(h)             to promote examination of comparative criminal law and procedure and to assist prosecutors engaged in justice reform projects;

(1). to co-operate with international and juridical organizations in furtherance of the foregoing objects.


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