#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Aussie lawyer to leave Fiji

Monday, May 4, 2009

Aussie lawyer to leave Fiji

The Australian lawyer, Jocelyn Scutt, who was appointed judge in 2007 by the interim government, is leaving Fiji after her position was terminated following the abrogation of the Constitution.

Scutt was appointed judge for the Employment Court but sources say she did not hear a single case for almost a year. She also acted as relieving High Court judge.

According to sources, Scutt went to the Employment Court - located at the Ministry of Labour - to have morning tea with staff last Friday, where she told them that she had to leave because her position no longer existed.

Scutt was widely regarded as a sympathiser of the interim government.

Sources say in February last year duing a seminar organised by Transparency International at USP, Scutt sat beside her friend Nazhat Shameem, and criticised the International Observers scrutinising the 2006 general elections and commended the Fiji Human Rights Commission report of 2007.

The FHRC report ssaid the elections were rigged by the Laisenia Qarase government.

Sources say Scutt's departure is another sign all is not well between the Shameem sisters (Nazhat and Shaista) and Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.


Anonymous said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish!

FijiGirl said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish!

(Is there an echo in here?)

God bless Fiji

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish indeed!