During a three-day People’s Forum, more than forty civil society representatives met in Suva to share ideas on Fiji's constitutional reform process. To stimulate further discussion the workshop’s outcomes statement is available, along with a paper analysing the key provisions in the government’s own newly published draft constitution.
A series of important dialogue events are now in progress that will help shape Fiji's governance, and restore democracy for the first time since the 2006 coup. Every Fijian has the opportunity to make their voice heard on these vital issues – the Constitution Commission, including chairman Yash Ghai, is gathering opinions from all sections of society.
At the turn of 2011, Fiji's Prime Minister Bainimarama announced the imminent commencement of consultations for a new constitution. Elections are to follow in 2014. Our partner the Citizens' Constitutional Forum (CCF) urges that processes for formulating Fiji's next constitution must be led by the citizens of Fiji. Find out about the baseline survey that CCF has recently carried out to measure and understand change in community attitudes to human rights, good governance and citizenship.