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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Former Fiji lawyer gets top job at human rights organisation

Fiji's former Law Society President, Graham Leung, has been appointed Director for the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers within the International Commission of Jurist (ICJ).

Leung has been vocal against the regime and had called on the judiciary to oppose the regime's Legal Practitioner's Decree in 2007. 

He did not seek registration under the decree, which required all lawyers to register with the regime in order to get their  licences.

The role of the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers  is to safeguard the independence and bolster the effectiveness of judges and lawyers in the administration of justice, particularly for the advancement of human rights.

The International Commission of Jurists is dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights.

Graham Leung appointed director CIJL


Anonymous said...

Great - Graham will know which country to "clean up" first!

Anonymous said...

Good on you Graham. Congratulations!
Do not forget the abuse of Human Rights going on in Fiji.
-People are not allowed to vote.
-The Media is censored so that people cannot say what they want.
-Now Aiyaz and Bainimarama have busted the Unions and brought in new PER's inorder to further oppress the people.
-Their greed knows no end as they continously rip off the Fijian people in various ways including establishing the Land bank and taking Kickbacs from investors.
-As these two steal millions of dollars, the common people suffer with even higher costs of living, lower standarads of living and deteriorating health care.
-The villagers have no idea that Bai is slowly tightening the noose.
-Please Graham tell the International Community that these two are failures and are corrupt. They are trying and show that all is well when it isn't.
The Fijian people are suffering in silence being effectively muzzled by the corrupt Fijian Army and their leaders.
The recent round of increase in fuel costs will push more people into poverty. More crime and more sexual assaults.

Do what you can Graham.
Continue to make a stand for what is Right
And may God continue to bless you.
I'm praying for you.

-Valataka na Dina.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations Turaga Naita.

Something Positively Good has to come out of All this Mayhem and utter confusion

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Graham.....you make us proud..freedom fighters...

Power to the People

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Anonymous said...

Good on you bro.Do keep Fiji on the discussion table.We need your advise to keep up the struggle.
All the very best.

Anonymous said...

Graham is a principled individual, probably the most principled lawyer Fiji has ever known. His refusal to sign up to the illegal practitioner's decree 2007 shows he has real ethics in the face of oppression. All legal practitioners in Fiji who signed the illegal junta's registration to remain in practice have had their ethics compromised. They no longer have credibility, dutifully following an illegal regime adhering to its repugnant illegality. Graham must bring this to the attention of the international courts.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 12:11 PM. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Not leaves (professions), or appearance, are the proper tests of the life that is in the tree, but the fruit it bears. We are to test men and every institution by this principle.

By this principle alone, Baini and Aiarse are one of the DUMBEST persons ever to set foot on Fijian soil.

Have you had a chance to read his infamous SUNSET THESIS for the Fijian race? Possibly the DUMBEST THESIS EVER WRITTEN. Not even secondary grade stuff.

Anonymous said...

kai Naceva man.....all the best may the grace of God be with you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, sir you may be the leader we waiting for to lead to a new Fiji. A Fiji without any Bainikaiyum or like minded people

Anonymous said...

Good for Graham, but how about the rest of you sitting on your butts whining and groaning.


Anonymous said...

Wananavu Graham. We hope the same goes for all those in the judiciary who were ousted/threatened, may they find the same well deserved path you have crossed now. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations; however, how will this help the Fiji situation?

Anonymous said...

well done Mr Leung, when you true to yourself n your work the reward is there,take it n run with it...make the most of it..,GOD BLESS mate

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Graham.If only all the other lawyers in Fiji had stood on principle as you did things would certainly be different today as was the case in Pakistan.Good luck on your appointment turaga nite and keep the treasonous regime on the radar.God Bless.

KELENI said...



VeriBau. said...

Hopefully some time in the not to distant future the much travelled Kadavu Kid will permanently return to his home Vanua - make extensive additions to his Bure.

Anonymous said...

Jieke says,,,

Graham you're a shinning example to these illegal thugs like Aiyaz, Naz Shameem, Frank, Pryde, Gates, Pathik, and many more.

Boy oh Boy that is a very powerful position. Fiji is proud of you GEL for your prnciple stand against these thugs.

You have been appointed to that high office - great achievement taciqu. Lesson to be learnt...these illegal regime is hell bent on destroying Fiji's intellctual capital. Intenational is gaining them.

Big loss Fiji.

Compare Aiyaz and GEL.....no where near.

Aiyaz is a flyweight.... when it comes to ranking.

Anonymous said...

Very well deserved Graham, no compromise, no surrender to this illegal and illegitimate regime. The real lawyers make it BIG, the false ones make COUPSs and they remain in coup coup land forever.
Kua ni guilecavi Viti bro. I constantly dream of a Fiji where people like you, Imrana, Rt Joni could be at the helm, but anyhow, Fiji is too small for you right now! In time!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Turaga Nite, The truth will always prevail. At this kind of time, who gets appointed to these positions and organisations from Fiji? It's those with principles and convictions.
Go for it Turaga, you carry our best wishes and blessings!

NadroKid said...

Vinaka Ratu Tau na gugumatua!

All the best.

SEMI MEO said...

@ Good on you Kadavu kid...congradulatios...so now you could get all those leagal eagles to remove Fiji's no 1 lawyer maker...uh..law breaker..

Anonymous said...

Well done Everett. One of two persons in the legal fraternity of Fiji that have shown a stand of Principle. Shame others like the AG and the Cinderella Sisters don't have it in them to do likewise

Keep up the good work. There is an end insight, RJ you will have to eventually come home to answer the call. Time will show you when it's right

Vinaka to both of you

paula raqeukai said...

Bula vinaka Mr. Leung and congratulations to yr achievement, it is indeed an honor for such a honest and professional person like you to hold such a very high position - it speaks volume of yourself as a TRUE and a humble Fijian...I still remember yr speech that was never made public in June 2009, which really touches my heart with great sorrow and sadness...

"We cannot shirk them. We must tell our leaders to stop the bickering and the rancour. We are weary of division and polemic. Our spirit is wounded and our souls yearn for real leaders of humility and integrity who will take us to the promised land. We must be careful of false prophets in our midst. Leaders who divide and conquer must be rejected. We do not need them. They pretend to pray at the alter of high principle but instead feed from the trough of self interest and hypocrisy. . .To stand up and be counted....MY SON ASKED ME DAD WHY DO YOU HAVE TEARS IN YR EYES...I TOLD HIM SON THIS PARTICULAR SPEECH BY THIS CHINO-FIJIAN MAN TOUCHES MY HEART INDEED...WE MUST ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH SON EVEN IF IT MEANS SLAYING BY THE SWORD OF OUR EVIL LEADERS.....GOD WILL ALWAYS UPHOLD THE TRUTH SON NO MATTER WHAT...HIS TIME WILL COME...GOD BLESS FIJI...

Anonymous said...

Thank you Graham for making the legal fraternity proud there are very few people of your calibre and quality left in Fiji the two sisters should be ashmed of themselves for bringing disrepute to the noble profession. It must be burning like the bongo chilli.
Wish you all the best and good luck.

Ratu Borogaga said...

Can Aiyaz receive an appointment like this? or can Vore get a UN appointment? nah I guess they don't have any vacancy for terrorist's and dictator's there.
Just prepare their backside ga for marble practise in Naboro=

Anonymous said...

Wananavu! Fiji's loss, international gain! Great stuff Graham. Kalougata tiko.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Graham...God go with you as you help bring Fiji back to her former glory-- without these daylight robbers Bai n Assi.

You are a man of princpals, great morals and values and top ethical advocate in truth and justice... Gods peace and blessings be with you ...best of luck- you have my vote and support

K2 said...

Congratulations, God bless you and your family....you stood for everything...the Magna Carta, Petition of Rights, Bill of Rights...these are documents held in veneration by democrats throughout the world. I admire your courage not to be associated with the illegal regime.
We have a charlatan AG who probably graduated from the bottom of the class.

Over the moon said...

Now this is the sort of news we like to hear! Vinaka C4.5. Please convey our best wishes to Graham Leung.

TURUKAWA said...

Congrats Yanu to the your new apointment.o iko dina na tagane ni valataka na dina. Sa mai rogo sara yani i aust law chambers na nomu appointment.

kalougata tiko.

All the best.

Thumbs up to democracy.

Anonymous said...

So! Graham Leung is off to Geneva, aye? Good on you my brother! Go tell the world what is happening back home.

Congratulations and God speed!

Anonymous said...

Good one, Everett and congratulations!!

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Great news Everett, the world recognises your qualifications, intelligence and stand for justice and human rights. Well done!!
In Fiji Aiyarse and Baini and all the masi polos around them recognise no one but themselves and their pathetic games to do as they please and use the taxes without the permission of the people who pay it!!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 2.19pm? Why can't you just congratulate the man - what does that got to do with your rotten Fiji right now? Your comment is so self centred - learn to celebrate others above your misery in Fiji!!!


Anonymous said...

In everything we do, GOD is watching and waiting...Graham has been rewarded with GOD's guiding hand for the the honesty, hard work, and persevering for all that are right all the time...

No one can take away what goodness one has or has done like Graham no matter what the illegal authorities do to try and put them down.............

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mr Leong on your appointment. We wish you all the best. God Bless

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