A regional body is to push to hold a review of the Fiji Human Rights Commission by mid year.
This follows an international organisation, the ICC, suspending it from its ranks over a lack of credibility and independence.
The director of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, Kieren Fitzpatrick, says the decision to undertake the review came after widespread criticism of the Fiji organisation which released a statement supporting the actions of the military.
Mr Fitzpatrick says they are proposing to send a delegation to Fiji to conduct face to face discussions with the Commission, civil society, and the interim government.
"At this stage, the Fiji Commission is supportive of the APF review but it's seeking to negotiate with us with regards to the terms of reference of the review, the timing of the mission and the composition of the delegation."