A NIALS Research Fellow, Dr. Irekpitan Okukpon-Adesanya was on 15th April 2016 selected as one of 25 participants from all over the world to attend the 52nd session of the 2016 International Law Seminar at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2016 for three weeks.

It cannot be over-emphasized that the purpose of a criminal prosecution is not to obtain a conviction; it is to lay … what the Crown considers to be credible evidence relevant to what is alleged to be a crime. Counsels have a duty to see that all available legal proof of the facts is presented: it should be done firmly and pressed to its legitimate strength but it must also be done fairly. The role of prosecutor excludes any notion of winning or losing; his function is a matter of public duty than which in civil life there can be none charged with greater personal responsibility. It is to be efficiently performed with an ingrained sense of the dignity, the seriousness and the justness of judicial proceedings.

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