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Fiji

Joshua Castellinoa and David Keane

in Minority Rights in the Pacific Region

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199574827
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594441 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.003.0005
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This chapter begins by tracing the historical background to ethnic division in Fiji. Section 4.2 then identifies the groups that fall within the category of ‘minorities’ and ‘indigenous peoples’. Section 4.3 examines the rights of minorities, with particular emphasis on the themes of land, religion, education, language, membership of the military/police, and hate speech. The final section seeks remedies for the continued violations of the rights of minority groups in Fiji, focusing on affirmative action.

Keywords: minorities; indigenous peoples; human rights; minority rights

Chapter.  21948 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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