THE constitution should retain the Bill of Rights.
As part of her submission in Labasa yesterday, Neomai Maravuakula, who travelled all the way from Suva, requested the new constitution reflect Fiji's commitment to international laws and treaties that our government had ratified.
"I request the commission to draft this section in such a way that it may not be revoked nor reviewed by any future government in control," Ms Maravuakula said.
"In the past weeks, the people of Fiji have reflected and requested the commission to ensure that the new constitution will not allow another coup to happen in the country.
"My request to you today is to ensure that no matter the national political activities, no one must be able to take away the rights of the people of this country. "
She said the State, whether military or civilian, must protect human dignity on the basis of human rights which were directly applicable.
"I also request that the constitution clearly lays out the roles that is to be undertaken by government officials and bodies."