Security Council, UN rights experts urge restoration of constitutional law in Fiji

The Security Council and two human rights experts today joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other United Nations figures in voicing deep concern over the abrogation of Fiji’s constitution, the sacking of its judiciary and the imposition of press restrictions.

Fiji: UNESCO chief voices concern over restrictions on press freedom

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced grave concern over the crackdown on the media in Fiji after the country’s leadership scrapped its Constitution and declared a state of emergency last week.

Fiji: top UN official calls for restoration of rule of law

In the wake of the nullification of Fiji’s constitution last week, the United Nations human rights chief today expressed deep concern over media censorship and the sacking of judges in the Pacific archipelago nation.

Joint UN, Commonwealth team dispatched to facilitate political talks in Fiji

A joint United Nations and Commonwealth team set off today for Fiji to help the interim Government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago agree on the terms and conditions for talks aimed at restoring democracy.