Special Prosecutor should not be appointed by the President alone – Emile Short

The former CHRAJ boss, Justice Emile Short has argued that the appointment of a Special Prosecutor should not be left to the discretion of the President, noting that it must be subjected to consultative process before his/her appointment. The distinguished human rights advocate was speaking on 3FM 92.7 morning show, Sunrise, on varied issues facing the country. “That person should not be appointed by the President because it will not give the appearance of independence if that person is appointed by the President,” he told the host of the show, Winston Amoah. The former CHRAJ boss stated, “I think that what can be done is to have a committee that composes of representatives from certain recognizable professional institutions like the bar association, the Christian Council, the Trade Union Congress etc.” Mr. Emile Short added that the committee will be responsible for vetting interested candidates and presenting a three member shortlist for the President to appoint one of the candidates. The special prosecutor was part of a host of other issues that were discussed on the morning show on 3FM 92.7. By Ibs Sackey-Rockson/3FM92.7/3news.com]]>

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