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Concern over ban on public discussion of Fiji's Constitution

Concern over ban on public discussion of Fiji's Constitution

Updated 12 November 2012, 12:38 AEDT

The Citizens' Constitutional Forum says it's concerned the interim government has reneged on a plan to allow community discussion on the draft constitution.

A new decree issued last week says the Constituent Commission and the Constituent Assembly are no longer required, nor empowered, to either present the draft Constitution to the people of Fiji for their comments, or hold public meetings once the new constitution is drawn up.

The CCF says the people's acceptance and confidence in the final document will only be achieved if it reflects their views, and public feed back is the only way to achieve that.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Reverend Akuila Yabaki, head, Citizens' Constitutional Forum, Fiji.

 

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