The Fiji Human Rights Commission is a corporate body established under the Human Rights Commission Decree No. 11 of 2009.

The Commission is responsible for playing a lead role in the protection and promotion of human rights so that the human rights culture is build and strenghtened in Fiji.

The Commission is also mandated to educate the public about human rights, make recommendations to the government about matters affecting human rights and perform such other functions as may be prescribed by  the President by Decree.

The Fiji Human Rights Commission Decree Number 11 of 2009 further empowers the Commission to investigate allegations of human rights violations and unfair discrimination matters.

Complaints Role in FHRC

The Commission's "Complaints" division's functions are:

  • to receive complaints of allegations of breaches of human rights or unfair practices;

  • to assess complaints;

  • to investigate these complaints;

  • to resolve these complaints by conciliation and to refer unresolved complaints to the Commission's "Legal" division for court action; and

  • to refer complaints to the necessary ministry or department if the complaint is not within the Commission's jurisdiction.

It is important to note that the Commission can only assist you in your complaints of allegations of breaches of human rights. It is therefore to your advantage that you understand more about the area's of human rights that the Commission has jurisdiction over.

Fiji Correctional Centre Report 2011

The 2013 Constituion of The Republic of the Fiji Islands