Elizabeth Howe elected as new chair of ILAC

On 25 April, Elizabeth Howe, General Counsel at the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), was elected as the new chairperson of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) at the consortium’s Annual General Meeting in Helsinki.


Elizabeth Howe has been the IAP’s representative to the ILAC Council since 2009 and in 2010 she was elected to the ILAC Executive Committee, and has continuously contributed to the consortiums work with her extensive knowledge and experience from an international legal perspective. Elizabeth was formerly a Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent, England and is seconded to the IAP by the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales

In January 2013, Elizabeth Howe was part of an eight-person team of experts from member organisations of ILAC that conducted an intensive review of numerous justice sector institutions in Libya. This review also examined several crosscutting issues facing the justice sector in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.

In January 2008 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her service to the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL)and in 2011 received an award from the ISRCL for advancing their aims.

Elizabeth Howe is now the third chair in ILAC history. She succeeds William D. Meyer, who has been chair since 2011.