EU commends Fiji commitment to Human Rights
December 11, 2015 4:30 am
The European Union has commended Fiji’s efforts in trying to strengthen their human rights record.
Head of the EU delegation for the Pacific – Ambassador Andrew Jacobs says this year Fiji has proven its worth around human rights and improving the institutions responsible for its implementation.
“We saw many of Fiji’s commitments following the 2014 universal periodic review bear fruit, the death penalty was finally, totally abolished, media freedom was enhanced, the parliament voted unanimously to ratify the UNCAT and policies were adopted and enforced to protect vulnerable populations such as women and disabled people.”
Making the comments at Human Rights day yesterday, Ambassador Jacobs added that the EU would continue to support the Fijian government through their development cooperation.