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Region and country Archives: Fiji

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.5, March 6, 2006: Pacific Islands

1244. Defenders in the Pacific Islands are involved in the promotion and protection of human rights in numerous ways. In Fiji defenders work on training and education in human rights, capacity building and raising awareness of legal rights and the legal system. They monitor human rights violations on a national level, advocate for constitutional changes […]

McCoskar and Nadan v. State, High Court of Fiji at Suva (26 August 2005)

Procedural Posture The authorities charged Thomas McCoskar and Dhirendra Nadan with having or permitting carnal knowledge of the other against the order of nature, in violation of Section 175 (a) and (c) of the Fijian Penal Code. They were also charged with gross indecency between males, in violation of Section 177. The magistrates’ court sentenced […]