Fiji's tourism market is just expending at a rapid rate
, a growth of over 10% to 15% every every year. Tourism
employs over 50,000 people in its industry. Fiji set
a new record in April this year when it registered a
total of 44,496 visitors, compared to 39,302 in the
same month last year. Visitors are finding fiji a great
place and peace of mind in terms of stability. Govenment
of Fiji is in the best shape ever providing the best
security for its people and visitors.The confidence
and visitors number is souring to its highest numbers
Welcome to Fiji Human
The Fiji Human Rights Commission is a corporate body
established under the Human Rights Commission Decree
No. 11 of 2009. The Commission is responsible for playing
a lead role in the protection and promotion of human
rights so that the human rights culture is build and
strenghtened in Fiji. The Commission is also mandated
to educate the public about human rights, make recommendations
to the government about matters affecting human rights
and perform such other functions as may be prescribed
by the President by Decree. The Fiji Human Rights Commission
Decree Number 11 of 2009 further empowers the Commission
to investigate allegations of human rights violations
and unfair discrimination matters.
Role in FHRC
The Commission's "Complaints"
division's functions are:
•to receive complaints of allegations of breaches of
human rights or unfair practices;
•to assess complaints;
•to investigate these complaints;
•to resolve these complaints by conciliation and to
refer unresolved complaints to the Commission's "Legal"
division for court action; and
•to refer complaints to the necessary ministry or department
if the complaint is not within the Commission's jurisdiction.
It is important to note that the Commission can only
assist you in your complaints of allegations of breaches
of human rights.
It is therefore to your advantage that you understand
more about the area's of human rights that the Commission
has jurisdiction over.
of government structure:
•Chief of State: President Ratu
•Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister Voreqe (Frank)
•Assembly: Fiji has a bicameral Parliament consisting
of the Senate with 34 seats and the House of Representatives
with 71 seats. **
Commander Frank BAINIMARAMA was sworn in as interim
premier on January 5, 2007 by President Ratu Josefa
ILOILOVATU, after Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE and
Description of electoral system:
•The President is elected by
the President on the advice of the Great Council of
Chiefs to serve a 5-year term.
•Interim Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
•In the Senate, 24 members are appointed by the President
on the advice of the Great Council of Chiefs, 9 members
are appointed by the president and 1 members are nominated
by the council of Rotuma.
In the House of Representatives 71 members are elected
by a majority system with preferential vote to serve
5-year terms. Population:
•Population: 893,354 (July 2005 est.)
•Parliamentary - May 2014
•Parliamentary - May 6, 2006
•Parliamentary - August 25, 2001
•Parliamentary - May 8, 1999