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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Fiji, English

(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;
… (Sec. 26)

Fiji, iTaukei

(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;
… (Sec. 26)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Fiji, English

(1) In addition to complying with section 3, when interpreting and applying this Chapter, a court, tribunal or other authority—
(a) must promote the values that underlie a democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom; and
(b) may, if relevant, consider international law, applicable to the protection of the rights and freedoms in this Chapter.
(2) This Chapter does not deny, or prevent the recognition of, any other right or freedom recognised or conferred by common law or written law, except to the extent that it is inconsistent with this Chapter.
(3) A law that limits a right or freedom set out in this Chapter is not invalid solely because the law exceeds the limits imposed by this Chapter if the law is reasonably capable of a more restricted interpretation that does not exceed those limits, and in that case, the law must be construed in accordance with the more restricted interpretation.
… (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—
(a) e dodonu me tutaka ka vakamacalataka na ivalavala ni bula ni tu galala e rokovi kina na bula ni tamata, duavata kei na dodonu; kei na
(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.
(2) Na Wase qo e sega ni cakitaka se tarova na kena kilai na dodonu se galala e umani ena lawa raraba se lawa tabaki, vakavo ke sega ni duavata kei na lawa ena Wase qo.
(3) E dua na lawa e yalana na dodonu kei na galala e vakamacalataki ena Wase qo, e sega ni kena ibalebale ni sega na kena kaukauwa ni sa veicalati kei na iyalayala e dusimaka na Wase qo, kevaka e rawa ni vakaukauwataki na yalani ni kena vakamacalataki, me kua kina ni sivia na iyalayala e dusimaka na Wase qo. Ena tikina oya, e dodonu me vakaukauwataki na yalani ni kena ivakamacala.
… (Sec. 7)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Fiji, English

(1) Any law enacted or promulgated in consequence of a declaration of a state of emergency under this Constitution—
(a) may limit a right or freedom set out in this Chapter (with the exception of the rights and freedoms set out in sections 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 26) only to the extent that—
(i) the limitation is strictly necessary and required by the emergency; and
(ii) the law is consistent with Fiji’s obligations under international law applicable to a state of emergency; and (b) takes effect only when it has been published in the Gazette.
(2) A person detained under a law contemplated in subsection (1) retains all the rights recognised in this Chapter, subject only to the limitations referred to in subsection (1). (Sec. 43)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Ni dua na lawa e sa vakadonui se sa taurivaki ena vuku ni tikoleqa vakamatanitu ena Yavunivakavulewa qo—
(a) ena rawa ni yalana na dodonu se galala e yavutaki ena Wase qo (vakavo na dodonu kei na galala yavutaki ena tikina 8,10,11,13,14,15,16, 22 kei na 26) ia ena qai yalani ga ena gauna e gadrevi kina—
(i) na kena yalani ena vakatabakidua ena kena gadrevi ena gauna ni tikoleqa vakamatanitu; kei na
(ii) lawa e salavata kei na itavi ni vanua o Viti ena lawa levu kei vuravura ka dau vakayagataki ena gauna ni tikoleqa vakamatanitu; ka na
(b) taurivaki ga ena gauna e sa tabaki i na iTukutuku Tabaki Vakamatanitu.
(2) Ke dua e vesu ena wasetiki (1), e tu vua na dodonu e virikotori ena Wase qo, vakavo ke yalani me vaka e virikotori ena wasetiki (1). (Sec. 43)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Fiji, English

(5) The rights and freedoms set out in this Chapter apply according to their tenor and may be limited by—
(a) limitations expressly prescribed, authorised or permitted (whether by or under a written law) in relation to a particular right or freedom in this Chapter;
(b) limitations prescribed or set out in, or authorised or permitted by, other provisions of this Constitution; or
(c) limitations which are not expressly set out or authorised (whether by or under a written law) in relation to a particular right or freedom in this Chapter, but which are necessary and are prescribed by a law or provided under a law or authorised or permitted by a law or by actions taken under the authority of a law.
... (Sec. 6)

Fiji, iTaukei

(5) Na dodonu kei na galala e vakamacalataki ena Wase qo ena rawa ni yalani ena—
(a) so na vanua vakarautaki se vakadonui (veitalia ke virikotori ena lawa tabaki se sega) ena tiki ni dodonu se galala ena Wase qo;
(b) so na vanua vakarautaki se vakadonui ena dua na tikina vakarautaki ena Yavunivakavulewa qo; se (c) so na vanua e sega ni vakarautaki se vakadonui (veitalia ke virikotori ena lawa tabaki se sega) ena tiki ni dodonu se galala ena Wase qo; ia e gadrevi ka tauyavutaki vakalawa se vakarautaki ena dua na lawa se vakadonui vakalawa se vakayacori ena veivakadonui vakalawa.
... (Sec. 6)

Customary Law

Fiji, English

WE, THE PEOPLE OF FIJI,
RECOGNISING the indigenous people or the iTaukei, their ownership of iTaukei lands, their unique culture, customs, traditions and language;
RECOGNISING the indigenous people or the Rotuman from the island of Rotuma, their ownership of Rotuman lands, their unique culture, customs, traditions and language;
RECOGNISING the descendants of the indentured labourers from British India and the Pacific Islands, their culture, customs, traditions and language; and
RECOGNISING the descendants of the settlers and immigrants to Fiji, their culture, customs, traditions and language,
… (Preamble)

Fiji, iTaukei

O KEIMAMI NA LEWEI VITI,
ROKOVA na itaukei ni vanua se kawa itaukei, na nodra taukena na kedra qele, na nodra itovo, ivakarau kei na vosa;
ROKOVA na itaukei ni vanua o Rotuma, mai na yanuyanu o Rotuma, na nodra taukena na kedra qele, nodra itovo, ivakarau kei na vosa;
ROKOVA na kawatamata era mai cakacaka mai Idia ni se qali tu vakaPeretania, kei na Pasifika, na nodra itovo, ivakarau kei na vosa; ka
ROKOVA na kawatamata era mai tiko e Viti, na nodra itovo, ivakarau kei na vosa;
… (Ikau)

Religious Law

Fiji, English

(3) Religion and the State are separate, which means—
(a) the State and all persons holding public office must treat all religions equally;
(b) the State and all persons holding public office must not dictate any religious belief;
(c) the State and all persons holding public office must not prefer or advance, by any means, any particular religion, religious denomination, religious belief, or religious practice over another, or over any non-religious belief; and
(d) no person shall assert any religious belief as a legal reason to disregard this Constitution or any other law. (Sec. 4)

Fiji, iTaukei

(3) E sega ni okati vata na lotu kei na Matanitu, e kena ibalebale ya ni—
(a) na Matanitu kei ira na vakailesilesi ni valenivolavola ni lewenivanua e dodonu mera rokova na veimatalotu kece;
(b) na Matanitu kei ira na kena vakailesilesi ni valenivolavola ni lewenivanua mera kua ni vakatulewataka e dua na vakabauta vakalotu;
(c) na Matanitu kei ira na kena vakailesilesi ni valenivolavola ni lewenivanua mera kua ni totaka e dua na matalotu, isoqosoqo lotu, se mata vakabauta, oka tale ga kina na vakabauta sega ni yavutaki vakalotu; ka
(d) me kua ni dua na tamata me vakayagataka na nona vakabauta vakalotu me vakacala vakalawa na Yavunivakavulewa qo se dua tale na lawa tabaki. (Sec. 4)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Fiji, English

(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;

(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.
… (Sec. 26)

Fiji, iTaukei

(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;

(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.
… (Sec. 26)

Legislature

Fiji, English

(1) The authority and power to make laws for the State is vested in Parliament consisting of the members of Parliament and the President, and is exercised through the enactment of Bills passed by Parliament and assented to by the President.
… (Sec. 46)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na kaukauwa ni buli lawa ni Matanitu sa vakatikori e na Palimedi era lewena na lewenipalimedi kei na Peresitedi, vakadonui ena lawa vakaturi e pasitaki ena Palimedi ka tokona na Peresitedi.
… (Sec. 46)

Head of State

Fiji, English

(1) This section establishes the office of the President.
(2) The President is the Head of State, and the executive authority of the State is vested in the President.
… (Sec. 81)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na tikina qo e tauyavutaka na valenivolavola ni Peresitedi.
(2) Na Peresitedi e iLiuliu ni Vanua o Viti, e tu vua na vakatulewa cecere duadua ni Matanitu.
… (Sec. 81)

Legislature

Fiji, English

(1) The election of members of Parliament is by a multi-member open list system of proportional representation, under which each voter has one vote, with each vote being of equal value, in a single national electoral roll comprising all the registered voters.
(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), in each general election of members of Parliament, the seats in Parliament must be awarded to candidates in proportion to—
(a) the total number of votes cast for each political party contesting the general election, which shall be determined by totalling the number of votes cast for each candidate of that political party; and
(b) the total number of votes cast for each independent candidate, if any, provided however that an independent candidate shall only be eligible to be awarded one seat in Parliament.
(3) A political party or an independent candidate shall not qualify for any seat in Parliament unless the political party or the independent candidate receives at least 5% of the total number of votes cast.
(4) A written law shall make provisions relating to the election of members of Parliament, including prescribing rules for awarding seats in Parliament under subsection (2), that accord with an internationally accepted method for awarding seats to candidates within an open list system of proportional representation. (Sec. 53)

Fiji, iTaukei

(1) Na lewenipalimedi era na digitaki ena iwiliwili ni mata dola raraba. Ena iwalewale ni veidigidigi qo, na levu na dabedabe e winitaka e dua na matapolitiki se ilawalawa ni matavakaturi, ena veiraurau kei na levu ni digidigi e rawata na matapolitiki se ilawalawa ni matavakaturi. Ena iwalewale ni veidigidigi qo na tamata taucoko e veidigidigi me dua na nona idigidigi, qo e kena ibalebale ni digidigi ni lewenivanua yadua e wiliki vakatautauvata ka na tu tale ga e dua na ivola ni veidigidigi vakamatanitu e tabaki kina o ira na lewenivanua taucoko era volayaca ni veidigidigi.
(2) Vakavo ke yalani ena wasetiki (3) kei na (4), na gauna ni veidigidigi i Palimedi, na idabedabe e soli vua e dua na mata me na veiraurau kei na—
(a) levu taucoko ni digidigi ena isoqosoqo vakapolitiki e duri ena veidigidigi, ena vakadeitaki ena levu taucoko ni digidigi e rawata na mata vakaturi ni isoqosoqo vakapolitiki oya; kei na
(b) levu taucoko ni digidigi vua e dua na mata tuvakaikoya, ke dua, ia na mata tuvakaikoya me soli ga vua e dua na idabedabe i na Palimedi.
(3) Na isoqosoqo vakapolitiki se mata tuvakaikoya ena sega ni rawata e dua na idabedabe i na Palimedi vakavo kevaka na isoqosoqo vakapolitiki se na mata tuvakaikoya qo e rawata ga e lailai mai na 5% na levu taucoko ni digidigi.
(4) Na lawa tabaki me vakarautaka na ivakarau ni nodra digitaki na mata i na Palimedi, oka kina na ivakaro ni tawani ni idabedabe e Palimedi me vaka e virikotori ena wasetiki (2), salamuria kei na ivakarau sa ciqomi ka taurivaki ena veimatanitu e vuravura me baleta na ivakaro ni tawani ni dabedabe vei ira na mata vakaturi dola raraba ena iwalewale ni veidigidigi veiraurau. (Sec. 53)