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Call to reconsider relocation

Nasik Swami
Friday, March 07, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre and the Fiji Women's Rights Movement have called on the government to reconsider its decision to relocate the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Family Law Court and the Juvenile Court to Veiuto where the parliamentary complex is located.

Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the proposal would unfairly shift the burden of accessing the justice system to the people, and was not an incentive to seek redress through the courts.

"From our experience, women are the ones who mainly use the Family Law Court," Ms Ali said.

"We know this because we assist women through the system. If the courts are relocated to Veiuto, it increases expense for women, particularly for the poor.

"At the moment, the Government Buildings area is more accessible in terms of public transportation and the Legal Aid Commission is nearby. "








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