29 Jun 2017

Fiji peacekeepers' case adjourned

4:51 pm on 29 June 2017

A hearing in an historic compensation case brought by former Fiji peacekeepers has been deferred until 21 July.

A Fijian UN peacekeepers perform an honour guard at the UN headquarters in Baghdad’s Green Zone on August 13, 2008, during a ceremony commemorating the fifth anniversary of a massive bomb attack on August 19, 2003.

Photo: AFP

This came after the parties failed to file written submissions as ordered by the court.

The home affairs ministry wanted the court to strike out an application by the Peacekeepers and Action Trustee Association.

The Association wanted the state to pay them more than $US100 million for taking part in overseas peacekeeping missions from 1978 to 2002.

It said its members were owed unpaid wages and allowances which the government has withheld.

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