A New Dawn for Human Rights in Fiji? Learning from Comparative Lessons

O'Brien, Dominic and Farran, Sue (2015) A New Dawn for Human Rights in Fiji? Learning from Comparative Lessons. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2 (2). ISSN 2313-3775

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New beginnings offer new opportunities but also present new challenges. The restoration of democracy in Fiji in 2014 was accompanied by a new and far reaching Constitution, which, among other things, promises much in the context of social, economic and cultural rights. These rights,which have sometimes been described as soft or “third generation” rights, give rise to resource demands, and in developing and least developed countries,governments may struggle to deliver on promises, or if they seek to do so may encounter certain difficulties. In this article we look across the globe at comparative examples of how different countries have met their international and national obligations to give effect to the right to health and healthcare, especially for children, and use this comparative exercise to consider the options open to Fiji in considering how to fulfil the expectations raised by an ambitious new Constitution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights; right to healthcare; children; comparative law;Fiji; India; South Africa; Brazil; Columbia
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 22:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36737

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