Although South Africa has oversight systems for police accountability, brutality by law enforcement officers remains a widespread problem. This seminar examines the limitations of current responses and how a system could be developed that is trusted by the public and supported by police. Speakers will also consider lessons on addressing police brutality from Latin American countries.
A new ISS report on how to prevent police brutality in South Africa will be launched at the seminar.
Chair: Thato Masiangoako, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa
David Bruce, independent researcher and ISS consultant
Victor Senna, Chief Financial Officer, Independent Police Investigative Directorate
Ignacio Cano, Professor of Sociology, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil