Fiji's chief justice Anthony gates has accused the New Zealand and Australian governments of interfering with the judiciary by imposing travel restrictions.
His comments come as Fiji prepares to welcome it's new judges from Sri Lanka who Gates says were not allowed to transit through Australia to take up their appointments.
Gates says New Zealand interfered with the judiciary when it denied entry to judge Anjala Wati who wanted to bring her son for medical treatment.
He says Wati was only given a visa when her case was highlighted in the media.
Gates claims the Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners have written to him saying their travel ban policy now applies to those appointed to the judiciary.
He says Australia and New Zealand need to acknowledge that all judiciary appointments are made by the President not by the Fiji Government.