December 14, 2012

Constitutional expert says Fiji's democratisation could work

Updated 12 December 2012, 18:40 AEST

The leaking of a draft of the Fiji Constitution Commissions report is not necessarily a bad thing if it leads to more public discussion, according to a prominent Australian constitutional expert.

Melbourne Law School Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders has just returned from a visit to Fiji, where she spoke about the current process of returning the country to democracy.

She says it's vital that the Fijian people debate the issues and understand them well.

Professor Saunders spoke to Bruce Hill, who asked her how Fiji's constitutional process compares with other countries which have experienced coups and tried to recover.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders of Melbourne Law School

Cheryl Saunders, Melbourne Law School

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