The Director of Fiji's Human Rights Commission, Dr Shaista Shameem, has been defending her position in the face of international and local criticism of her role since the military take over in December.
Last week, Australia's Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, described her as an apologist for the regime.
Dr Shameem responded by saying everyone was entitled to their point of view, but the Commission was still committed to its work.
"We're taking our role as the institutional human rights body very seriously indeed. We're not political, obviously Mr Downer is political and he has to say certain things, but we are pursuing the legal avenues and we are pursuing our mandate under our act as well as the constitution."
The Director of Fiji's Human Rights Commission, Dr Shaista Shameem