Pictures from the Citizens’ Constitutional Public Forum that was held on 28th April at the Sourthern Cross Hotel in Suva. The event was aimed at raising awareness on the UPR, the protection of human rights in Fiji and create a platform for citizens to engage with the panelists on matters relating to the theme.
The themes are ‘Equality and non-discrimination’ which had 15 recommendations and ‘Human rights and poverty’ with 9 recommendations. The overall theme for this event is Human Rights in Fiji – ‘The Implementation of the Universal Periodic Review Recommendations from the 3rd Cycle’.
The keynote speaker was Ms. Heike Alefsen of the United National Pacific Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Panelists included Professor Shaista Shameem of the University of Fiji who is the former Ombudsman and Director Human Rights Commission, Ms. Savaira Tinai of the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation and Ms. Latileta Gaga who is the Assistant Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress.