The Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Mike Chibita has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Prosecutors(IAP) a world body for prosecutors.
The International Association of Prosecutors is an organization that brings together prosecutors from all over the world.
According to a statement from Jane Okuo Kajuga, the Public Relations Officer for the office of the DPP, Justice Chibita will now sit on the committee of the world governing body for prosecutors.
“As a member of the Executive Committee,the DPP(Chibita),will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution towards the management and administration of the International Association of Prosecutors,”Kajuga said following the election at the IAP 24th general meeting held in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital.
She underscored the election as a recognition of the country’s commitment to building a responsive, efficient and effective prosecution service.
The International Association of Prosecutors boasts of a membership of over 177 countries and a representation from all continents of the world.
The body sets standards for professional and ethical conduct of prosecutors and through its platforms, prosecutors share knowledge in areas of prosecution and has special platforms on cybercrime, money laundering, corruption, trafficking in persons and war crimes among other crimes.
Justice Mike Chibita graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelors degree in law in 1989 before completing the bar course in 1990.
He also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Iowa in International and Comparative Law.
He was in 2010 appointed to as a justice of the High Court in 2010 and in 2015, he became the Director of Public Prosecutions.
As the DPP, his helm has seen the successful prosecution of seven people accused of masterminding the 2010 Kampala twin blasts that killed over 70 revelers who were watching the World Cup final at Lugogo and Ethiopian village in Kampala.
Five of these were sentenced to life in prison whereas two of them were sentenced to 50 years imprisonment by the High Court in Kampala in 2016.