Constitutional redress case to be heard this month

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The constitutional redress challenge brought by former Fiji National University lecturer Nanise Vucago will be heard on July 14.

The case was called before Chief Justice Kamal Kumar on Wednesday for mention.

Last year, Ms Vucago was charged with five counts of malicious acts for allegedly condemning the COVID-19 vaccine and creating public alarm and anxiety through live videos posted on her Facebook page.

She brought the constitutional case against the Commissioner of Police, minister and permanent secretary for the Ministry of Health, Minister for Employment and the Attorney-General, seeking the quashing of the charges against her.

She also seeks an order annulling COVID-19 vaccination mandates, the annulment of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 for being in violation of the Constitution and a declaration that her rights under the Constitution were breached.

The hearing has been fixed for July 14.

Ms Vucago made an application seeking more time to file and serve her written submissions in reply.

The C-J granted her application and gave her time until July 4 to file and serve her submissions.

The matter was adjourned to July 14 for the hearing.

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