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Tourism in Fiji

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 ever.

Welcome to Fiji Human Rights Commission

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.

Complaints 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.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ratu Epeli NAILATIKAU
  • Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister Voreqe (Frank) BAINIMARAMA **
  • 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 his government.

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.)

Future elections

  • Parliamentary – May 2014

Past elections

  • Parliamentary – May 6, 2006
  • Parliamentary – August 25, 2001
  • Parliamentary – May 8, 1999