On 9 September, the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and IACA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a general framework of cooperation in the field of anti-corruption.
Apart from regular consultation and exchange, the memorandum calls for joint efforts in anti-corruption education, assistance, and institution building measures. The IAP is a non-political, non-governmental organization with membership in over 155 countries, and is the world’s first and only organization for prosecutors.
The memorandum was signed during the IAP’s 18th General Meeting and Annual Conference, taking place in the Russian capital this week. The focus of the conference is on the prosecutor and the rule of law, with discussions on issues such as the scope of the rule of law, the prosecutor’s challenging position within society, and the ethical standards associated with ensuring integrity. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, took part in this world forum and shared his expertise on the rule of law in prosecuting big business and its application to regulatory frameworks.
In the course of the working visit to the Russian Federation, Mr. Kreutner also attended a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of the Russian administration.