17 Mar 2016

Raj new Fiji Human Rights Commission director

12:44 pm on 17 March 2016
Ashwin Raj, chair of Fiji's media authority MIDA

Fiji Human Rights Commission director Ashwin Raj Photo: RNZ / Republika

The Fiji Human Rights Commission has announced that its new director is Ashwin Raj.

In a statement, the Commission said Mr Raj joined the Commission with a wealth of experience as an academic, having a number of engagements with civil society, state and the international community in the field of human rights, governance and democracy.

The Commission said Mr Raj had already taken up office.

Mr Raj used to be the chair of the Media Industry Development Authority which the post-coup military regime set up in 2010.

FBC News said his appointment was pursuant to the Human Rights Commission Decree No. 11 of 2009.

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