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Unit Code: LAW503

Unit Name: Constitutional Law in South Pacific

Description: This course will focus on selected aspects of civil liberties and civil rights in the Fiji. It will address government limitations of power and constitutional law questions about ?who? should decide the content and nature of liberty as well as the issues of judicial activism and restraint. The primary goal of the course is to discuss our rights ? not who defines them. Therefore, emphasis is on the Constitution and the Fiji?s Supreme Court cases, which delineate the legal doctrines relevant to defining the Constitution?s guarantees of liberty. The student will be expected to learn about freedom of speech and press, freedom of religion, privacy, discrimination, capital punishment and future directions. This course will help students grow as citizens and enable them to critically analyze the events surrounding them.

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Prerequisite: N/A

Prerequisite Sentence: None

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2