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March 26, 2019

Key Takeaway

  • The Criminal Procedure Act (2009) in Fiji allows the Court to acquit or discharge an accused.

  • An “acquittal” order frees an accused from those proceedings whereas a “discharge order” does not.

  • In Drose v State [2019] FJHC 113 (Drose v State), the Accused was discharged from the Magistrate Court after prosecution infor...

Key Points

  • The Online Safety Act 2018 (Act) was enacted in May 2018 and has yet to be gazetted.

  • The Act is the first of its kind to be introduced in Fiji.

  • This reform means victims of online abuse will be able to seek redress outside of making a claim of libel and will also significantly increase the penalties that perpetrators ma...

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