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LSSA Position Paper on the Office of the Public Protector

Colloquium on the Extent and Limits of the Powers of the Office of the Public Protector: Quo Vadis Public Protector?
 

On 4 February 2015 the LSSA, in cooperation with the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, held a colloquium on the powers and functions of the Office of the Public Protector. The position paper was updated in May 2016 following clarity provided by the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others [2016] ZACC 11, handed down on 31 March 2016.
 

Click here to download the LSSA Position Paper on the Extent and Limits of the Powers of the Public Protector (PDF - 470KB)

Panel for the LSSA colloquium held on 4 February 2015 (pictured left to right):
Justice Zak Yacoob, Retired Judge of the Constitutional Court; Hon John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development; Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution; Prof Mtende Mhango, Deputy Head, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand; Adv Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector, South Africa; and Max Boqwana, Co-Chairperson, Law Society of South Africa (facilitator).