UNHRC concerned over deaths within lawful custody

UNITED Nations Human Rights Commission national legal advisor Releshni Karan said of the four deaths reported in the last Universal Periodic Review, only one case – Vilikesa Soko – had resulted in perpetrators being charged and sentenced.

She has raised concerns about the number of people who have died while in the custody of authorities.

Ms Karan said ratifying core human rights conventions could provide an avenue for reducing deaths in custody, protect the rights of accused persons and give families access to justice.

More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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