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In March, Fiji ratified the UN Convention against Torture although reservations were made, including on the definition of torture. Accountability for torture and other ill-treatment was hindered by immunities enshrined in the Constitution and a lack of political will to effectively prosecute cases. Arbitrary restrictions on the right to freedom of expression remained. Lack of disaster response plans resulted in poorly co-ordinated, delayed or inequitable distribution of aid following Cyclone Winston.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty


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