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Launch Of Website Allows Access Of Fiji Laws Online

“The Rule of Law and our access to justice by our access to the laws are hereby preserved, protected and promoted,” he said.
30 Mar 2019 11:37
Launch Of Website Allows Access Of Fiji Laws Online
Attorney-General’s chamber and office staff with outgoing Chief Justice Anthony Gates (with garland) flanked by Permanent Secretary of Justice Sharvada Sharma (left) and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (right) during the launch of the Laws of Fiji website at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on March 29, 2019. Photo: DEPTFO NEWS.

Fijians can now access details of the consolidated laws of Fiji online.

The Laws of Fiji website was launched by the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum with outgoing Chief Justice Anthony Gates at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday.

Fijians can access the laws of Fiji on www.laws.gov.fj

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the new web- site puts the consolidated laws of Fiji online and free for the first time ever.

“The laws of our country, as written, are not cast in stone nor are they unmovable,” he said.

“As arguments are put forward in our courts, judgments are delivered, as society changes, as technology is introduced and jurisprudence is developed, the law evolves.

Providing an easy to use, one-stop online resource that allows anyone, anywhere to read and access the laws of our country.

“Some of you will remember back in 2016 when we unveiled the consolidated laws of Fiji; the first time we’d undertaken a consolidation of our laws since 1985.

“Today, we are building on that achievement, as we’ve digitised every page of every volume of the consolidated laws of Fiji, which can now be accessed on this new website, and which will be consolidated quarterly and every new legislation in between will be available online immediately,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Chief Justice Gates said the launch of a website for the online laws was an epic event and its breadth and useful- ness was definitive and impressive as the lawyers and judges would find it a reliable source of the laws.

“The Rule of Law and our access to justice by our access to the laws are hereby preserved, protected and promoted,” he said.

Chief Justice Gates said since the launch of the 2016 Laws of Fiji, Parliament had enacted 83 Acts, and 247 Legal Notices have been published and incorporated into the Laws of Fiji by way of service updates.

“To date, five service updates have been published and the sixth service is expected for delivery in the first week of April,” Chief Justice Gates said.

“This will update the Laws of Fiji to include the laws published on or before February 28, 2019.”

He said the website initiative had been blessed to have the full support and leadership of the Prime Minister

Voreqe Bainimarama and Mr Sayed- Khaiyum as well as the staff of the Attorney-General’s Office for their hard work.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also thanked Myfanwy Wallwork from LexisNexis who has been part of the Laws of Fiji project from the beginning and Mary Wong, also from LexisNexis who developed the website functionality and Deputy Solicitor General Tracey Wong and her team at the A-G’s chambers who worked with the developers for the initiative.

Edited by Percy Kean

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