170531 CFCR NPA Roundtable Invitation opt

The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR), a programme of the Dullah Omar Institute (University of the Western Cape), hosted a Roundtable Discussion on the importance and work of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Speakers reflected on the appointment, performance and dismissal of the Head of the NPA and its Directors in terms of the National Prosecuting Authority Act (NPA Act). In light of serious concerns around the politicisation of the institution, it is hoped that this Roundtable Discussion will lead to considerations on possible amendments to the NPA Act or the Constitution, to ensure the accountability of the NPA and upholding of its constitutional mandate.

Speakers included: