21 Oct

Qiliho: Full Video Inquiry, Abuse Not Tolerated

Fiji Sun Online: The following is Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho’s speech at the ‘Pilot’ to Introduce 1st Hour Procedure and Video Recorded Interviews on Wednesday

The honourable Chief Justice, director Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde, director Legal Aid Shahin Ali, director Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Ashwin Raj, Human Rights co-ordinator, United Nations Development Programme – Christine Fowler, Australian Federal Police liaison officer to Fiji Rick Briggs, vice president of the Association on the Prevention of Torture Mike Kellett, business manager of TPR Systems Dave McWhirter, members of the Fijian Legal Fraternity, members of the Fiji Police Force, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen

At the outset I would like to extend my appreciation to the honourable Chief Justice for sharing his wisdom and guidance with us which is indeed extremely valuable for the participants over the next three days, but food for thought for all of us in our line of work as law enforcement officers.

The convening of this three day workshop is long overdue and since the launch of the initial video interview room back in 2013 also officiated by the Chief Justice under the leadership of my former predecessor Major-General Ioane Naivalura, it paved the way for us as an institution to be able to conduct our work in with the highest level of professionalism, integrity and honesty and I am happy that we are ensuring we continue to implement the initiative.

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