February 11, 2010

Keep Your Eyes On Geneva

Fiji's progress report on the state of play of our Human Rights record will be made public today.

The process can be viewed online via LIVE WEBCAST. Archived recordings are also apparently stored online if you miss it as Fiji's review will take place from 10-12pm today Geneva time.

As a preliminary heads up, available for download here is the rubbish that Fiji aims to present.

And we wholeheartedly take our hats off to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for their counter submissions consequently setting the record straight.

The people of Fiji can thank these folks who were supposedly representing your views via Fiji's treasonous submission (check it out on page 3).
In accordance with UPR principles, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation sought the views of relevant stakeholders for the drafting of this Report. A series of meetings took place and the following representatives participated:
  • Mr. Sainivalati S. Navoti–Chairman (Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
  • Mr. Setoki Mataitoga (Education),
  • Mrs. Ruci Vuadreu, Mrs. Miriama Rokovutoro, Mrs. Jennifer Turaga (Health),
  • Mr. Emosi Koroi(Public Service Commission),
  • Mr. John Penjueli (Information),
  • Mrs. Asena Raiwalui (Indigenous & Multi Ethnic Affairs),
  • Mr. Sivoki Tuwaqa (Police),
  • Ms. Vanessa Chang (Attorney General’s Chambers),
  • Mr. Sadrugu Ramagimagi (Labour),
  • Captain Navneel Sharma (Republic of Fiji Military Forces),
  • Mr. Marika Ravula (Department of Immigration),
  • Mr. Jo Ratumaitavuki (Defence),
  • Dr. Tokasa Leweni, Ms.Judy Ham Suka (Women),
  • Ms. Majorie Whippy, Mr. Inoke Dokonivalu (Social Welfare);
  • Mrs. Swasti Chand and Mr. Wilfred Golman (Fiji Human Rights Commission).
18 Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Societies were invited to the national consultation process. The following members participated:
  • Mr. Joeli Nabuka (Fijian Teachers Association),
  • Dr. Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa (Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons),
  • Mr. Vijendra Prakash (Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji),
  • Mr. Diwan Chand (Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji),
  • Mr. Kamlesh Arya (Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji),
  • Mr. A Qayyum Khan (Fiji Muslim League),
  • Rev. Waisea Vulaono (New Methodist Church of Fiji),
  • Ms. Evisake Kedrayate (YWCA),
  • Mr. John Lee (YMCA),
  • Adi Finau Tabakaucoro (Soqosoqo Vakamarama),
  • Rev. Tevita Nawadra (Methodist Church of Fiji & Rotuma), and
  • Rev. Akuila Yabaki (Citizen’s Constitutional Forum)

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