Call for a Presidential Commission of Truth, Justice and Resolution (5 Dec 2006) (presented to Meeting of NGOs at the Fiji Women’ Crisis Centre)
Call for a Presidential Commission of Truth, Justice and Resolution (5 Dec 2006)
(presented to Meeting of NGOs at the Fiji Women’ Crisis Centre)
With our beloved country on the brink of political, social and economic disaster,
we the concerned NGOs and citizens ofFijicall on the President’s Office
to establish a binding Commission of Truth, Justice and Resolution
with full powers to obtain all relevant evidence, hear witnesses in public or in confidence, seek legal and other opinion, so as to
clarify the Truthregarding the events of 2000 attempted coups and mutiny
clarify the constitutional issues raised by the post-2000 events leading to the current impasse between the military and Government
make fair judgment on the part played by all key interest groups and individuals
holding the national interest paramount, make recommendations on the list of demands presented by FMF
make any other recommendations as it sees fit, to ensure that there is a Sustainable and Just Resolution of the current crisis,
and an end to this abhorrent cycle of coups and attempted coups.
The membership of the Commission shall be as follows:
2 members recommended by the Government
2 members recommended by the RFMF
2 members recommended by the GCC
3 members (including the Chairperson) to be appointed by the President’s office.
Once appointed, the members of the Commission shall work completely independently of their nominating authority.
The Government, FMF and the GCC agree to fully respect the findings and the recommendations of the Commission.
Dr Wadan Narsey