Claire Loftus

Welcome Message


As the Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland I am very pleased to have hosted the 21st Annual Conference & General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors in Dublin from 11 to 15 September 2016.
The theme of the conference was ‘The Prosecutor and the Investigator’. This is a topic that is of great importance to prosecutors around the globe. The conference provided an opportunity to examine the relationships between prosecutors and investigators in different jurisdictions; to look at the governance issues that arise in the prosecution and investigation of crime; and to learn about best case management practice from investigation to conclusion of a criminal trial.
The conference attracted 544 prosecutors from 89 countries across the world. A record 102 prosecutors and other professionals contributed to the professional conference programme. The conference provided the opportunity for delegates and contributors to share their experiences and discuss international approaches to the investigation and prosecution of crime.
The Outcome Report from the conference is available on the IAP website at this link.
The conference was a resounding success and I am delighted to have had the opportunity to bring such a prestigious event to Dublin.

Director's Signature (Claire Loftus)

Claire Loftus

Director of Public Prosecutions

December 2016