Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

An Analysis: 2013 Fiji Government Constitution

Sep 2013

This document – produced by our partners the Citizens' Constitutional Forum – aims to provide an objective analysis of the Fiji Government Constitution that was presented on 22 August 2013 and assented on the 6 September 2013 (with amendments and revisions).

Accord 25 Joint analysis workshop report: Legitimacy and peace processes

Aug 2013
Legitimacy in peace processes includes participation – so people have a voice; representation – so people's concerns are heard; and performance – so people see results. Legitimacy is vital to the support of a peace process, and can help make peace stick. To explore how legitimacy can help build sustainable peace, Conciliation Resources brought together 38 practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders from a diversity of backgrounds for a two-day reflection.

Tutaka: CCF Fiji newsletter

Jul 2013

The quarterly newsletter of the Citizens' Constitutional Forum, Fiji

Volume 7, Issue 2: June 2013 - download full PDF via link above

Fiji Government Draft Constitution: What you need to know

Apr 2013

This booklet contains a comparative analysis of the Fiji Government Draft Constitution (GDC) 2013, with the 2012 Draft Constitution by the Yash Ghai Commission and the 1997 Constitution of Fiji.

The information is intended to provide readers with an informative review of the 2013 GDC, and assist readers with preparation to respond to the Fiji Government public consultations on the GDC.

Event: Fiji’s constitutional stand-off – consequences for inter-ethnic relations

Apr 2013

This seminar in London on Wednesday 24 April 2013 will bring together policymakers, academics and representatives of non-governmental organisations with a special interest in Fiji.

The findings of CCF and MRG's new report Fiji: the Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity – based on field research into ethnic relations and anti-discrimination measures in Fiji – will be presented at the event.

Analysis: 2013 Fiji Government Draft Constitution

Mar 2013

On 21 March 2013 the government of Fiji published its own version of a new draft constitution. This followed the government's rejection of a draft constitution presented by the independent Constitution Commission in December 2012.

Fiji: Outcomes of the People's Constitutional Forum

Mar 2013

The People’s Constitutional Forum, made up of a diverse group of 45 leaders and thinkers from around Fiji, met in Lami from 20–22 March, 2013. The People’s Forum was an open space for discussion, debate and negotiation on constitutional content. 

Fiji Constitution Commission publishes draft constitution

Dec 2012
With the publication of a new draft constitution, Fiji embarks on the next phase in its journey from military rule to an elected government. Arriving nearly a year after leader Frank Bainimarama announced his roadmap constitutional development process, and six years since his government seized power in a coup, this is a significant moment for the South Pacific island nation. Following years of behind the scenes advocacy by civil society and dialogue between the divided communities, the momentum towards democracy is gathering pace.

Building the People’s Constitution: Your Responsibility

Aug 2012

The Fiji Constitution Commission's aim is that this publication will be read by individuals who want to understand and make a contribution to the constitution making process. It is also intended to be used for civic education – programmes of education that have the aim of enabling people to understand the nature and role of the Constitution and the guiding principles, and to participate effectively in the constitutional process.

The Commission hopes that this publication will help all the people of Fiji to understand:


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