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Legal Aid Commission continues to grow: AG

September 5, 2019 9:52 am
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum [Source:Parliament of the Republic of Fiji]

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Legal Aid Commission services have grown around Fiji.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they’ve noted the growth of the Commission extending their services beyond criminal, civil matters and family law.

The Attorney General says they plan to establish three more offices next year.

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” In 2006 for example, we had about three legal aid commissions throughout Fiji.Today we have locations of 19 legal aid offices very quickly, two in Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Korovou, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Keyasi, Navua, Labasa, Seaqaqa, Nabouwalu, Savusavu, Taveuni, and Levuka and three more will be opened in 2020 in Kadavu, Rotuma, and Vunidawa Mister speaker Sir” 

Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is probably the only country in the world that has such a huge Legal Aid Commission built into the constitution itself.

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