Fiji seeks to restaff purged judiciary with foreign judges Andrew Morgan at 2:32 PM ET
[JURIST] The government of Fiji is seeking foreign judges to replace judicial officers whose appointments were revoked after an April suspension [JURIST report] of the country's constitution, according to a Sunday report [text] from Sri Lanka's Sunday Times. Fijian Chief Justice Anthony Gates interviewed candidates in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last week and met with the Sri Lankan Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Attorney General Mohan Peiris to discuss the possibility of allowing Sri Lankan judges to serve two-year rotations in the High Court and magistrate courts of Fiji. Gates said that Sri Lankan judges could serve in Fijian courts by virtue of the common origins of the two countries' legal systems. Fijian Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum [official profile] confirmed that they were seeking qualified judges [Fiji Live report] from other Commonwealth [official website] member nations to fill vacant seats.
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