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Employment Rights and Protection

Fiji, English

(1) Every person has the right to full and free participation in the economic life of the State, which includes the right to choose their own work, trade, occupation, profession or other means of livelihood.
(2) The State must take reasonable measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of the rights recognised in subsection (1).
(3) To the extent that it is necessary, a law may limit, or may authorise the limitation of, the rights set out in subsection (1). (Sec. 32)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na tamata yadua e tu vua na dodonu me vakaitavi ena bula vakailavo ni Vanua, qo e oka kina na dodonu ni nodra digitaka na nodra cakacaka, se so tale na gaunisala ni rawa ilavo.
(2) Na Matanitu me na vakayagataka e dua na ituvatuva e veiganiti ena veika sa tu rawa me na qai rawati na kena yacovi na dodonu e virikotori ena wasetiki (1).
(3) Na lawa ena rawa ni yalana, se vakadonuya na kena yalani, na dodonu e virikotori ena wasetiki (1), ia na vakayacori ga ena gauna e gadrevi kina me yalani. (Sec. 32)

Employment Rights and Protection

Fiji, English

(1) Every person has the right to fair employment practices, including humane treatment and proper working conditions.
... (Sec. 20)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na tamata taucoko e tiko vei ira na dodonu mera qaravi vakatautauvata ena gauna ni cakacaka, okati kina na nodra qaravi vinaka kei na tuvaki vinaka ni valenicakacaka.
… (Sec. 20)

Employment Rights and Protection

Fiji, English

(1) The State must take reasonable measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of the right of every person to work and to a just minimum wage.
(2) In applying any right under this section, if the State claims that it does not have the resources to implement the right, it is the responsibility of the State to show that the resources are not available. (Sec. 33)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na Matanitu me na vakayagataka e dua na ituvatuva e veiganiti ena veika sa tu rawa me qai rawati na dodonu ni tamata yadua me cakacaka ka me saumi ena isau e veiganiti.
(2) Ena kena taurivaki na dodonu ena tikina qo, kevaka e vakaraitaka na Matanitu ni sega ni tiko vua na ivurevure ni veika me baleta na kena taurivaki na dodonu, e nona itavi na Matanitu me vakaraitaka ni sega vua na ivurevure. (Sec. 33)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Fiji, English

1. The Republic of Fiji is a sovereign democratic State founded on the values of—
(a) common and equal citizenry and national unity;

(d) equality for all and care for the less fortunate based on the values inherent in this section and in the Bill of Rights contained in Chapter 2;
… (Sec. 1)

Fiji, iTaukei

1. Na Matanitu Tugalala o Viti e matanitu tuvakaikoya, yavutaki ena—
(a) dua bau na umatamata kei na duavata vakalewenivanua;

(d) qaravi vakatautauvata ni lewenivanua era sega ni rawaka, yavutaki ena veika e vakabibitaki ena tikina qo, kei na Lawa ni Dodonu ni Tamata me vaka e virikotori ena Wase 2;
… (Sec. 1)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Fiji, English

… DECLARE that we are all Fijians united by common and equal citizenry; … (Preamble)

Fiji, iTaukei

… TUSANAKA nida sa kai Viti eda sa dua bau na umatamata; … (Ikau)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Fiji, English

(1) Every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection, treatment and benefit of the law.
(2) Equality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms recognised in this Chapter or any other written law.
(3) A person must not be unfairly discriminated against, directly or indirectly on the grounds of his or her—
(a) actual or supposed personal characteristics or circumstances, including race, culture, ethnic or social origin, colour, place of origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, birth, primary language, economic or social or health status, disability, age, religion, conscience, marital status or pregnancy;
(b) opinions or beliefs, except to the extent that those opinions or beliefs involve harm to others or the diminution of the rights or freedoms of others, or on any other ground prohibited by this Constitution.
(4) A law or an administrative action taken under a law may not directly orindirectly impose a limitation or restriction on any person on a prohibited ground.
(5) Every person has the right of access, membership or admission, without discrimination on a prohibited ground, to shops, hotels, lodging-houses, public restaurants, places of public entertainment, clubs, education institutions, public transportation services, taxis and public places.
(6) The proprietor of a place or service referred to in subsection (5) must facilitate reasonable access for persons with disabilities to the extent prescribed by law.
(7) Treating one person differently from another on any of the grounds prescribed under subsection (3) is discrimination, unless it can be established that the difference in treatment is not unfair in the circumstances.
(8) A law, or an administrative action taken under a law, is not inconsistent with the rights mentioned in this section on the ground that it—

(e) makes provision with respect to adoption, marriage, devolution of property on death, and pension;
(f) excludes persons from holding certain public offices; or
(g) to the extent necessary and without infringing the rights or freedoms set out in any other section of this Chapter, gives effect to the communal ownership of iTaukei, Rotuman and Banaban lands and access to marine resources, or the bestowing of iTaukei, Rotuman and Banaban chiefly title or rank. (Sec. 26)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na tamata yadua e tu vua na dodonu me qaravi vakatautauvata ena mata ni lawa.
(2) Na dodonu ni tamata me qaravi vakatautauvata ena mata ni lawa e okati kina na kena vakayagataki vakatautauvata na dodonu kei na galala e virikotori ena Wase qo se na dua tale na lawa tabaki.
(3) Na veivakaduiduitaki e vakatabui vakalawa kevaka e yaco vua e dua na tamata ena vuku ni—
(a) nona ivakarau se kena ituvaki, oka kina na veimatatamata e lewena, nona itovo vakavanua, kawatamata, kuliniyago, na nona yavutu, kevaka e yalewa se tagane, kevaka e tagane, na nona digitaka me vinakata na tagane, kevaka e yalewa, na nona digitaka me vinakata na yalewa, se nona digitaka me vinakata ruarua na yalewa kei na tagane, nomu digitaka se vakaraitaka mo bulataka na bula vakatagane se bula vakayalewa, kevaka e gone susu se sucu ena daku ni vakamau, vosanisucu, ituvaki ni bula se bula vakailavo, vakaleqai vakayago, yabaki ni bula, nomu vakabauta, lewa e loma, vakawati se sega, se kevaka e bukete;
(b) nomu vakasama se vakabauta, vakavo kevaka na vakasama se vakabauta qo e vakamavoataka tale e so na tamata se na kena vakalailaitaka na nona dodonu se galala tale e so, se ena dua tale na tikina e vakatabui ena Yavunivakavulewa qo.
(4) Na lawa se dua na vakatulewa e vakayacori ena dua na lawa ena sega ni rawa ni vakayagataka na yavu e vakamacalataki ena wasetiki (3) me yalana na nona dodonu e dua.
(5) Na tamata yadua e tu vua na dodonu me lewena se curuma na sitoa, otela, valenikana, vanua ni veivakamarautaki, valenidanisi, tabana ni vuli, lori ni veivakaleleci, teksi, kei na vanua dola raraba, ka me kua ni vakaduiduitaki ena dua na yavu e virikotori ena wasetiki (3).
(6) Na itaukei ni vanua dola raraba se itaukei ni vanua ni veiqaravi me vaka e vakamacalataki ena wasetiki (5) me vakarautaka e so na gaunisala me vakarawarawataka na veitosoyaki vei ira na vakaleqai vakayago me vaka e virikotori ena lawa.
(7) Ni sega ni tautauvata na nodrau qaravi e rua na tamata ena vuku ni dua na tikina e vakatabui ena wasetiki (3), ya sa wili me veivakaduiduitaki, vakavo ke rawa ni vakadeitaki ni na veivakaduiduitaki ya e ganita na vanua e vakayacori kina.
(8) Na lawa se na vakatulewa e vakayacori ena dua na lawa tabaki, e sega ni veicoqacoqa kei na dodonu e virikotori ena tikina qo kevaka e—

(e) vakarautaka na veika vakaivola me baleta na gone vakacabecabe, vakamau, dewa na taukeni ni iyau ena vuku ni mate kei na peniseni;
(f) vakatabui na tamata me taura na itutu ena so na valenivolavola ni lewenivanua; se
(g) me yalani ena gauna e gadrevi kina ka me kua ni veicoqacoqa kei na dodonu se na galala e virikotori ena dua na tikina ena Wase qo, e vakatara na kena taukeni vakavanua na kedra qele kei na nodra vakayagataka na iyaubula mai waitui o ira na iTaukei, Rotuma kei na Rabi se na ivakarau ni kena soli na itutu ni veiliutaki ni iTaukei, Rotuma kei na Rabi. (Sec. 26)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Fiji, English

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, all Fijians have equal status and identity, which means that they are equally—
(a) entitled to all the rights, privileges and benefits of citizenship; and
(b) subject to the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
… (Sec. 5)

Fiji, iTaukei

(2) Ia kevaka e dua tale na tikina ena Yavunivakavulewa qo e yalana, na kai Viti taucoko era tautauvata ka dua na umatamata, kena ibalebale nira tautauvata—
(a) ena nodra taqomaki ena dodonu ni tamata yadua, vakayagataka na galala ni lewenivanua e Viti; ka
(b) yavutaki ena itavi vakalewenivanua.
… (Sec. 5)

Education

Fiji, English

(1) Every person has the right to—
(a) early childhood education;
(b) primary and secondary education; and
(c) further education.
(2) The State must take reasonable measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of the right—
(a) to free early childhood, primary, secondary and further education; and
(b) to education for persons who were unable to complete their primary and secondary education.

(5) In applying any right under this section, if the State claims that it does not have the resources to implement the right, it is the responsibility of the State to show that the resources are not available. (Sec. 31)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na tamata yadua e tu vua na dodonu me—
(a) virisova;
(b) vuli ena paraimiri kei na sekendri; kei na
(c) vuli torocake.
(2) Na Matanitu me na vakayagataka e dua na ituvatuva e veiganiti ena veika sa tu rawa me na qai rawata na kena yacovi na dodonu—
(a) me kua ni saumi na nodra vuli na gone, wili kina na paraimiri, sekendri kei na vulitorocake; kei na
(b) nodra vuli o ira era sega ni vakacavara na nodra vuli ena paraimiri kei na sekendri.

(5) Ena taurivaki ni dodonu ena tikina qo, kevaka e vakaraitaka na Matanitu ni sega ni tiko vua na ivurevure ni veika me baleta na kena taurivaki na dodonu, e nona itavi na Matanitu me vakaraitaka ni sega vua na ivurevure.
(Sec. 31)

Status of International Law

Fiji, English

(1) In addition to complying with section 3, when interpreting and applying this
Chapter5 a court, tribunal or other authority—
...
(b) may, if relevant, consider international law, applicable to the protection of the rights and freedoms in this Chapter.
... (Sec. 7)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Ena iKuri ni veika e toqai ena tikina 3, na veigauna kece e vakamacalataki se vakayagataki kina na Wase qo, na mataveilewai, mataveivaqaqai se dua na matabose se tabacakacaka e cake—

(b) ke yaga, me rawa ni vakasamataka tale ga na lawa levu kei vuravura e rawa ni vakayagataki ena maroroi ni dodonu kei na galala ena Wase qo.
… (Sec. 7)

Status of International Law

Fiji, English

(1) The Human Rights Commission established under the Human Rights Commission Decree 2009 continues in existence as the Human Rights and AntiDiscrimination Commission.

(4) Subject to this Constitution, the Commission is responsible for—

(b) education about the rights and freedoms recognised in this Chapter, as well as other internationally recognised rights and freedoms;

(g) monitoring compliance by the State with obligations under treaties and conventions relating to human rights;
… (Sec. 45)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na Matabose ni Dodonu ni Tamata e tauyavutaki ena Dikiri ni Matabose ni Dodonu ni Tamata 2009, me na tomani tiko me Matabose ni Dodonu ni Tamata kei na Valuti ni Veivakaduiduitaki.

(4) Vakavo ke vakarautaki ena Yavunivakavulewa qo, na itavi ni Matabose me—

(b) vakayaco vuli me baleta na dodonu kei na galala e taurivaki ena Wase qo, oka kina na dodonu kei na galala e taurivaki ka vakayagataki ena veimatanitu e vuravura;

(g) wanonova matua na Matanitu ena veiyalayalati kei na veidinadinati sa vakadeitaka kei na veimatanitu me baleta na dodonu ni tamata yadua;
… (Sec. 45)