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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 and law-reforms in favour of a more human rights oriented approach, publish reports and shadow-reports for committees such as the CRC and the CERD. Defenders in Fiji are also actively defending the rights of sexual minorities, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups (…).

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