In case you missed the recent University of Fiji’s Academic Calendar for 2010, it is worth noting that Shaista Shameem, the former director of the Fiji Human Rights Commission, the 2006 coup apologist, and champion of inhuman rights in Fiji has been appointed as associate professor at the University of Fiji’s School of Law.
The vision of the School of Law is to develop into a leading and prestigious Law School in the Asia- Pacific region with a diverse range of strengths providing affordable, high quality, relevant, and socially responsible legal education to the community. Among the values of the University of Fiji law programme are that it will:
• Be contemporary and at the same time futuristic, rooted in Fiji but well exposed to regional and international developments, taking full account of increasing globalization;
• Vigorously promote accountability, trust, ethics and moral values in professional legal practice;
• Promote and uphold the rule of law.
Fiji, get prepared to laws of the jungle from her, especially when the Chancellor of the UoF is none other that unconstitutionalist Ratu Josefa Iloilo and the honorary dean of the School of Law is Justice Devendra Pathik, who had not only ruled in favour of Bainimarama in the Fiji High Court, but was seen applying holi powder to the dictator’s forehead shortly before delivering the anti-Qarase judgment along with Anthony Gates and John Bryne, who had just come out of the hair dresser’s after a makeover of black over his white hair.
So don’t be surprised for more black justice in coupland!