How Civil Society can Contribute to Effective Prosecutions

The relationship between the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and civil society has been strained due to the NPA’s poor leadership, inadequate performance and perceived lack of independence. The appointment of a new National Director of Public Prosecutions in 2019 gave civil society an opportunity to engage the NPA in a more constructive manner. This policy brief shows how civil society can help improve NPA performance and enhance its independence and accountability.