The Impact of Fiji’s 2006 Coup on Human and Women’s Rights

Virisila Buadromo

In December 2006, the commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, overthrew the Laisenia Qarase-led multiparty government by claiming to invoke the ‘doctrine of necessity’. He defended his actions by citing legal precedent that supported his ‘clean-up campaign’ to eliminate corruption and racism in government. This chapter discusses the impact of Fiji’s 2006 coup on human and women’s rights.
This is a chapter in the book edited by Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth and Brij V. Lal (2009), ‘The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A coup to end all coups?’, ANU Press.

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