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Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission to open new office in Lautoka

Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission to open new office in Lautoka

By Shanil Singh
Thursday 27/02/2020

The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission will be opening a new office in Lautoka within the next few months.

Commission Director Ashwin Raj told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights this was one of the priorities since his appointment in 2016.

He says they are mindful of the fact that it costs a lot of money for some people to come to Suva if they have any complaints.

Raj says recently a person with a disability had to pay a $100 to come to the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission to first lodge a complaint and secondly, to pick up those documents.

Raj says they are also making sure that their buildings are disability accessible to ensure everyone can easily access their services.

He says the new office will be closer to the Lautoka Market which makes it easily accessible to the ordinary people.

He also says that resources permitting, they will be opening an office in Labasa in the future.

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