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Fiji cleric says child murder highlights UN Convention breach | Pacific Beat

Fiji cleric says child murder highlights UN Convention breach

Fiji cleric says child murder highlights UN Convention breach

Updated 24 January 2013, 9:14 AEDT

Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum says the murder of a five-year-old child could have been prevented.

The Forum's chief executive believes the insistence by the Social Welfare Department that a marriage certificate be produced by the parents before officials would intervene may have contributed to the child's death.

Reverend Akuila Yabaki claims the murder of the child is a serious breach of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Reverend Akuila Yabaki, chief executive, Citizens' Constitutional Forum, Fiji

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