CHRI DELIVERS A JOINT ORAL STATEMENT WITH THE FIJI CSO UPR WORKING GROUP AT THE 43RD REGULAR SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
CHRI delivered an oral statement, in collaboration with the Fiji CSO UPR Working Group, at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report Consideration of Fiji (Agenda Item 6) at the 43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. CHRI was amongst the only four civil society organisations that made an intervention during Fiji's UPR outcome adoption by the Council.
The statement, delivered by Ms. Sandra Fong, a representative of the Fiji CSO UPR Working Group, commended the Government of Fiji for accepting 207 out of the 242 recommendations received during the third cycle and urged the Government to implement these accepted recommendations, especially those on the rights of the child; tackling hate crimes and discrimination against LGBTQI community and making inclusive policies for marginalised communities; freedom of expression and safety of journalists and human rights defenders; and providing safeguards to communities impacted adversely due to extractive mining and natural disasters.
This statement was endorsed by the following members of the Fiji CSO UPR Working Group:
- Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS)
- Bua Urban Youth Network (BUYN)
- Social Empowerment Education Programme (SEEP)
- Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation (FDPF)
- Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM)
- Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF)
- Rainbow Pride Foundation (RPF)
You can read the statement and watch the video below: