10 Feb 2010

Fiji's human rights record to be scrutinized in Geneva this week

11:39 am on 10 February 2010

The Switzerland based Human Rights Council will examine Fiji's human rights record in Geneva tomorrow.

The Council's Universal Periodic Review working group will review Fiji's human rights records, based on three documents.

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation says the documents come from Fiji, the United Nations and information provided by non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions and research institutions.

Fiji is expected to be represented by former high court judge and now diplomat Isikeli Mataitoga who is currently in Europe.

The final outcome of the review will be tabled at the Council's session in June where the final report will include recommendations from other States.