Still onerous restrictions in Fiji draft Constitution - HRW | Pacific Beat

Still onerous restrictions in Fiji draft Constitution - HRW

Still onerous restrictions in Fiji draft Constitution - HRW

Updated 5 September 2013, 9:35 AEST

Human Right Watch says Fiji new draft Constitution includes onerous restriction on rights and sections of it need to be redrafted.

Speaking of the immunity provision to those involved in the 2006 military coup the US-based rights group says "rarely has a whitewash of past rights abuses been so sweeping and absolute."

It has also attacked limits on the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association and restriction imposed on workers rights.

Jessia Evans from Human Right Watch tells Brian Abbott that unless the draft Constitution is ammended before being promulgated by the President tomorrow right in Fiji will remain restricted.

Presenter:Brian Abbott

Speaker:Jessica Evans, Human Rights Watch

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