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Commission records 237 cases

December 10, 2015 4:46 am

The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission has recorded 237 cases of alleged human rights abuses.

Commissioner Sashi Kiran says the majority of these cases are against state services.

“Since the Commissioners were appoint in May, we’ve received 237 cases, until May we received 54 cases and I think largely because our teams have been going out, the complaints team have been going around Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the complaint numbers had increased, all cases have been cleared and the backlog has been cleared except for 4 cases which are all against the state and they are pending investigations.”

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International Human Rights Day was marked today with a series of events from a march in the capital to an awareness forum by non-governmental organizations working in the sector.

Today also brings to end 16 days of activism, an annual campaign aimed to raising awareness to end all forms of violence against women and children.

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