Ashwin Raj

Human Rights Director Submits Report
NATION

Human Rights Director Submits Report

Mr Raj said the commission has conducted investigations in relation to allegations of Police brutality, of professio...

Nasinu Muslim College Assault Allegations Surface
NEWS

Nasinu Muslim College Assault Allegations Surface

“I cannot tell you right now. These reports do not normally come to my table. These are issues that are resolved w...

Immigration Raids Company Employing Bangladeshi Nationals
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Immigration Raids Company Employing Bangladeshi Nationals

It is believed that the officers were there to retrieve the passports of the expats.

Raj Says USP Articles By The Fiji Times Are Misleading
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Raj Says USP Articles By The Fiji Times Are Misleading

“Fiji Times has made an egregious reporting error in their story ‘Still No response’ on March 21, 2020.

Raj To Vosarogo: Focus On Your Crumbling Political Party
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Raj To Vosarogo: Focus On Your Crumbling Political Party

THE Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Director WAS RESPONDING TO SODELPA deputy leader FILIMONI VOSARO...

Raj: Commission Will Call for Alignment Of Police Bill With That Of Human Rights
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Raj: Commission Will Call for Alignment Of Police Bill With That Of Human Rights

“We were advised that the Police Bill is yet to be tabled in the House,” Mr Raj said.

More Recruiting Scam Claims By Bangladesh Nationals
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More Recruiting Scam Claims By Bangladesh Nationals

The company has strongly denied the claims and said they were ready to provide evidence to the newspaper against the...

Arrow Concrete Now Fijian Made Certified
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Arrow Concrete Now Fijian Made Certified

From humble beginnings in 2004, Arrow Concrete Pte Limited has grown from strength to strength. The company was rece...

Don’t Just Post On Social Media, Report To Authorities, Commission Urges Public
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Don’t Just Post On Social Media, Report To Authorities, Commission Urges Public

While social media posts expose the wrong doings (human rights violations), these allegations cannot be verified wit...

Couple Files Report Of Harassment Claims
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Couple Files Report Of Harassment Claims

In an interview yesterday, the man who wished to remain anonymous said: “The President’s entourage overtook us c...

Ashwin Raj’s Team Brings To Life People’s Rights As Enshrined In 2013 Constitution
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Ashwin Raj’s Team Brings To Life People’s Rights As Enshrined In 2013 Constitution

The Commission understands and respects that landlords have rights, they have mortgages. However, they need to remov...

Commission Slams Social Media Post
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Commission Slams Social Media Post

Mr Raj said while the commission did not condone shoplifting, it condemned such punitive measures taken by shop owne...

Plans To Secure Housing for Evicted Nadi Family Of Seven
NATION

Plans To Secure Housing for Evicted Nadi Family Of Seven

As of yesterday, the family has been placed in a private home in Nadi where they can stay for two weeks. This is the...

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission: Excessive Force Used By Police During Arrest Of Naqia Villager
NEWS

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission: Excessive Force Used By Police During Arrest Of Naqia Villager

Having concluded its investigations and based on the available evidence including medical records and the victim and...

Striking The Right Balance Between Rights And Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19
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Striking The Right Balance Between Rights And Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19

The exercise of the right to freedom of speech, expression and publication cannot be extricated from the need to bal...

Raj Acts On ‘Taunted’ Child Whose Dad is Jailed
NATION

Raj Acts On ‘Taunted’ Child Whose Dad is Jailed

“Let’s teach our children to learn to respect the diverse backgrounds that they all come from, that there’s no...

Commission Director Calls On Police To Hold Officers To Account
NEWS

Commission Director Calls On Police To Hold Officers To Account

The Commission further found that the officers who perpetuated these acts of violence also made efforts to cover up ...

Stop Victim Bashing, Says Minister For Women, Vuniwaqa
NATION

Stop Victim Bashing, Says Minister For Women, Vuniwaqa

High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar highlighted in his sentencing that the victim was subjected to further victi...

Child Custody Matters Remain  Biggest Challenge: Ashwin Raj
NEWS

Child Custody Matters Remain Biggest Challenge: Ashwin Raj

Mr Raj said some examples were on the areas of sexual and physical assault of children including the denial of promp...

Bulitavu Descends To A New Low: Raj
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Bulitavu Descends To A New Low: Raj

‘(They) gloss over the unspeakable violence and trauma of the Indian indenture system. Indian men were not born mu...

Calls To Banish Persons Engaged In Drug Trade From Villages A Concern For Fiji Human Rights Commission
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Calls To Banish Persons Engaged In Drug Trade From Villages A Concern For Fiji Human Rights Commission

Raj worried about proposed removal of people linked to drugs . The call has gathered support from some chiefs to try...

Fiji Human Rights Director Wades in on University of Fiji row
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Fiji Human Rights Director Wades in on University of Fiji row

Raj: No room for racism here

Spreading Of Fake News Is A Criminal Offence
Opinion

Spreading Of Fake News Is A Criminal Offence

MIDA is calling on all media agen­cies to follow basic journalistic principles of balance and accuracy before using...

Ashwin Raj: Same-Sex Marriage Not A ‘Right’
Opinion

Ashwin Raj: Same-Sex Marriage Not A ‘Right’

The following is a statement from the director of Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission on same-sex m...

Launch Of Media Parliamentary Reporting Handbook At House
NEWS

Launch Of Media Parliamentary Reporting Handbook At House

Steve Chase, veteran Australian Parliamentary reporter and trainer and a vital contributor to the booklet launch, is...

500 youths to attend Suva National Conference
NEWS

500 youths to attend Suva National Conference

Minister Parveen Bala said the conference would be more Government-focused and would involve other Government minist...

770 Victims of Sexual Offence In Past Three Years, Six Months: Judge
NEWS

770 Victims of Sexual Offence In Past Three Years, Six Months: Judge

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj said there were 770 reported matters but believe...

Raj: Don’t Entertain Workplace That Disrespects
NATION

Raj: Don’t Entertain Workplace That Disrespects

We should not put up with any workplace environment where you go in and there is no respect, says Ashwin Raj. The Hu...

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