THE Constitution Commission has received more than 36 submissions since day one from members of the public covering a wide range of issues.
Commission chairman Professor Yash Ghai told The Fiji Times the turn out on Saturday was bigger than the first day but the themes were similar.
He said submissions included rights of indigenous people, particularly about land and the role of chiefs including the Great Council of Chiefs.
Professor Ghai said not all those who came made submissions.
"Those who made submissions seemed well prepared," Prof Ghai said.
"Most had written submissions so that means they have considered the issues carefully," he said.
He said some felt that the rights of indigenous Fijians were at risk.
They urged that the constitution should be based on the rights of indigenous declared in international instruments.
"But they also said that the rights of others should be recognised, and Fiji should seek both diversity and unity," he said.
He said a number of presenters favoured the retention of the 1997 Constitution with a number of amendments which were set out in their submissions.
A number of young people made submissions, while welcoming the grant of the vote to 18-year-olds, they wanted youth representation in Parliament as well.
Prof Ghai said there were differences of view on the electoral system, being divided almost equally between the supporters of communal seats and the supporters of all open seats.
He said some people had wanted all the citizens of Fiji to be known as Fijians while others preferred that the term Fijians be restricted to iTaukei, using Fiji Islander to designate all Fijians.