THE recent school brawls in public places by students of four secondary schools in Suva last week are a reflection of the deep rooted bad effects of human rights or children's rights in the family structure.
In his written submissions to the Constitution Commission, Aisea Vunibaka, a retired revenue collector, said human rights were stopping teachers from punishing students.
"Their parents, guardians and teachers could be part of the solution, however their hands are tied up by a foreign flower, human rights," he said.
"The only sure way of nurturing our young boys and girls is for the parents to be allowed to cane their children when it's needed," he submitted.
Mr Vunibaka said even students getting to school on time for classes was not strongly enforced as they used to be 10 years ago.
"In my view, a constitution provision to adequately address the human rights that affect the teacher in disciplining his or her students for this reason," he said.
"I support the introduction of corporal punishment to be introduced in schools," he said.
Mr Vunibaka also proposed that dual citizenship must not be allowed to just any Fiji citizen.
He said dual citizenship should not be allowed to any Fijian with the exception of the "iTaukei" indigenous who had migrated overseas together with other citizens who were registered freehold landowners.