The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission says Fijians need to act responsibly due to the risks posed by COVID-19.
Director Ashwin Raj says some Fijians are flaunting their human rights by breaching the COVID-19 restrictions and putting peoples’ lives at risk.
Under Section 21 of the Constitution, every person has the right to freedom of movement.
“There’s no point in talking about human rights at that point when you’ve been selfish and did not observe the law despite the repeated reminder and all of that. This is the time when we have to carefully balance our rights and responsibility. It’s the responsibility bit which needs a lot more encouragement”.
Fijians have been urged to help the enforcement agencies and stay at home in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.