ANY new constitution must recognise the supremacy of the parliament.
This was a submission made to the Constitution Commission by Suva lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry who said the parliament must be the sovereign body of the State.
"All other arms of State, albeit independent, will be subservient and in accordance with the intention of parliament," he said.
Mr Chaudhry also proposed that parliament should be able to amend the constitution as per the amendment provisions provided within the constitution and in no other way.
"It must be expressly stated that save as to what is provided for in the constitution, any other form of amendment shall be unlawful," he said.
Mr Chaudhry said the term of parliament should be reduced to four years as five years was too long for a country the size of Fiji.