14 Dec 2015

More human rights work to be done in Fiji - CCF

3:56 pm on 14 December 2015

The Citizens Constitutional Forum in Fiji says there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure human rights are understood in the country.

Its chief executive officer, Sara Bulutani Mataitawakilai, says human rights issues include violence against women, climate change and alleged brutality and torture by police.

He says CCF wants to work with the police to help them understand the importance of human rights.

He says there is also room for improvement in other areas.

"There is many work that is required for human rights to be understood - one is the introduction of freedom of information bill, a law to enforce and ensure the protection of whisteblowers, protection of human rights defenders - which Fiji declined to sign at the UN level."

Traditional Fiji welcome.

Traditional Fiji welcome. Photo: RNZ / Bridget Tunnicliffe

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