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Consultation: Laws Should Have Certainty

Suva lawyer Jon Apted has called on for more public consultations when laws in Fiji are formulated. Mr Apted, who also advies potential investors on Fiji and Fijian laws says
04 Oct 2015 12:55
Consultation: Laws Should Have Certainty
Suva lawyer Jon Apted

Suva lawyer Jon Apted has called on for more public consultations when laws in Fiji are formulated.

Mr Apted, who also advies potential investors on Fiji and Fijian laws says certainty is needed to foster a good environment for investors.

 

Key features

“One of the key features of a good law – it should be certain. Certainty is a fundamental part of law, it should be easily understood, Government should inform the people who are required to obey the law, what affects them, about the law.

“Certainty also required- people are able to predict outcomes and cost them and public should be involved in law making.”

He pointed out that the Employment Regulation Promulgation also has provisions which stated that the line Minister cannot make laws, without consultation, except in special circumstances.

Mr Apted also stated that a number of foreign investors have raised their apprehensions about the rigidness of Fiji’s employment laws, adding that a number of these were archaic.

Government will respond today.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

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