27 Jul 2011

Fiji judge asks for more material on FNPF rights case

11:44 am on 27 July 2011

A Fiji judge has refused to rule on a strike out motion on a human rights case involving the pension fund and the interim attorney general.

The Fiji National Provident Fund and the interim Attorney General are being taken to court by David Burness, who says proposed changes to the pension, including drastic cuts, are discriminatory.

The two government parties tried to have the application struck out, saying they were surprised the registry had accepted the application.

Justice Pradeep Hettiarachchi said Mr Burness had not provided enough evidence to support the application that the changes would violate his human rights.

He ordered Mr Burness's lawyer, Shaista Shameem, to provide more material to the court.

The case will again be heard on August 30th.