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PM on Indigenous Rights

MEDIA RELEASE: PM Addresses High Level Segment of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 2 March 2015, Geneva. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama this morning addressed the High Level Segment of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.  Prime Minister Bainimarama shared with the international community the history of divisiveness in the country that has prevented the realisation of human rights for all Fijians. The Prime Minister said that he assumed control of Fiji to remove an ethno-nationalist government that had embarked on a campaign to marginalise the country’s minorities and underprivileged. “Unlike other takeovers, ours was to assert the principle of equality in our nation once and for all. And to assert the human rights of every citizen, irrespective of ethnicity, religious affiliation, personal circumstance including socio-economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity,” the Prime Minister said.  “We drew a line under the past. We reset …