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  1. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2018 (Act No. 4 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-16 | FJI-2018-L-107420

    Protects the rights of persons with disabilities, establishing a National Council for Persons with Disabilities, and setting out rights including the right to work and employment, non-discrimination, equal recognition before the law, freedom from exploitation, access to justice, health, participation in political life and adequate standard of living and social protection.

  2. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    HIV/AIDS Decree 2011 (No. 5 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-29 | FJI-2011-R-86222

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - The HIV/AIDS Board
    Part III - Discrimination and Other Unlawful Acts
    Part IV - Counseling, Testing, Reporting and Confidentiality
    Part V - Supply of Blood and Blood Products
    Part VI - Dealing with Unlawful Acts
    Part VII - Miscellaneous

  3. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    2007 National Policy on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. - Policy on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | FJI-2007-M-77673

    Provides for rationale for the policy, definition of sexual harassment, employers' responsibilities, workers' responsibilities, complainants statutory rights under: the Human Rights Act 1999; section 154 of the Penal Code; and the personal grievance procedure under the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007. Every workplace must establish a Sexual Harassment Monitoring and Evaluation System.

  4. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Code of Practice for HIV/AIDS in the Workplace 2007. - Code on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | FJI-2007-M-77676

    Designed to advise employers and workers of acceptable preventive action for averting occupational deaths, injuries and related diseases from HIV/AIDS in the workplace, whilst respecting the fundamental principles and rights at work.

  5. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Social Justice Act 2001 (Act No. 5 of 2001). - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-12-24 | FJI-2001-L-70279

    The Act implements the social justice provisions set out in the Constitution (Chapter 5) by establishing programs of affirmative action. The Schedule lists affirmative action programmes in place which are delcared as complying with section 44 of the Constitution.

  6. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Rehabilitation of Offenders (Irrelevant Convictions) Act, 1997 (No. 11 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-11 | FJI-1997-L-47002

    Prohibits discrimination regarding employment, membership, or access to facilities on the part of employers, trade unions, vocational training bodies and other public institutions on the basis of an "irrelevant conviction." An irrelevant conviction is defined as a conviction for a criminal offence which has no direct bearing on the matter at hand, or if a rehabilitation period has expired. For person over 17 years of age, the rehabilitation period shall be 10 years after conviction or completion of penal sentence; for persons under 17, the period shall be between 7 and 10 years. Also prohibits unlawful disclosure of information regarding irrelevant convictions.

  7. Fiji - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual Decree. No. 12.

    Adoption: 1988-01-29 | FJI-1988-R-4657

    Sets forth rights to which every person in Fiji is entitled, "whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, religion, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest..." (s. 2). Protections include: right to life; personal liberty; protection of freedoms of expression (s. 11), assembly and association (s. 12); and protections from slavery and forced labour (s. 5), inhuman treatment (s. 6) and discrimination (s. 14), inter alia. Repeals provisions of the Fundamental Freedoms Decree (No. 12) and the Fundamental Freedoms (Amendment) (No. 1) Decree (No. 13), to the extent that they are inconsistent with this Decree. Deemed to have entered into force on 5 Dec. 1987.


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