Top UN human rights official ‘very concerned’ over state of emergency in Fiji

The United Nations top human rights official has voiced deep concern over the re-imposition of a state of emergency in Fiji.

UN mercenary experts call on Fiji to regulate private security activities

Concerned that many Fijians have been recruited as mercenaries, experts on the issue today urged the authorities of the Pacific country to ensure that private security companies operate in full accordance with international human rights standards, as they concluded a fact-finding mission for the United Nations.

Fiji: UN fact-finding mission on post-coup situation finishes work

The United Nations fact-finding mission dispatched to Fiji to assess the political and electoral situation in the Pacific island nation in the wake of the coup d’état last December wrapped up its work today.

Ban Ki-moon dispatches post-coup fact-finding mission to Fiji

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending a fact-finding mission comprising political, electoral, human rights and development experts to Fiji next week to assess the situation in the Pacific island nation in the wake of last December’s coup d’état.

Secretary-General Ban repeats call for the reinstatement of Fiji’s ‘legitimate authority’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the reinstatement of Fiji’s “legitimate authority,” following the announcement that the leader of last December’s coup d’état has become Prime Minister of the country.