Graham Leung is new Attorney General, Siromi Turaga remains Minister for Justice

Graham Leung is new Attorney General, Siromi Turaga remains Minister for Justice

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 05/06/2024
Newly appointed Attorney General Graham Leung. [Images: Fiji Government]

Graham Leung is the new Attorney General of the country while former Attorney General, Siromi Turaga remains the Minister for Justice.

Leung was sworn-in at State House by President, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere however the media was not invited.

Leung is a former president of the Fiji Law Society and former chairman of the Electoral Commission.

According to the Fijian Constitution, the Minister appointed as the Attorney General is the chief legal adviser to the Government.

A person is not qualified to be appointed as the Attorney General unless he or she is admitted as a legal practitioner in Fiji and has had not less than 15 years post-admission practice as a legal practitioner whether in Fiji or abroad; and has not been found guilty of any disciplinary proceeding involving legal practitioners whether in Fiji or abroad, including any proceeding by the Independent Legal Services Commission or any proceeding under the law governing legal practitioners, barristers and solicitors prior to the establishment of the Independent Legal Services Commission.

The constitution states that if the Prime Minister considers that there are no members of Parliament who are qualified, suitable or available to be appointed as the Attorney General, then the Prime Minister may appoint a person who is not a member of Parliament as the Attorney General if that person is a legal practitioner who is qualified to be appointed as the Attorney General.

The person appointed as the Attorney General under this subsection shall be entitled to take part in Cabinet as a Minister, and to sit in Parliament, provided however that he or she shall not be eligible to vote in Parliament.

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