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Human rights chief arrives

Simione Haravanua
Saturday, February 10, 2018

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrived in the country last night to hold talks with the Fijian Government on the country's human rights status.

During his visit, he is expected to meet President Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and other government officials.

Mr Al Hussein is also expected to hold meetings with the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Speaker of Parliament, Opposition politicians and civil society representatives, which includes regional leaders as well.

He will deliver a public lecture at the University of the South Pacific today, which will be webcast live on YouTube across the university's 12 campuses.

He will also travel to Natewa Bay, where he will meet villagers and communities facing climate change-related issues. Mr Al Hussein will conclude his visit with a press conference at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Monday.








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