Under the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission has the following responsibilities:
- Protect and promote human rights in both public and private institutions and develop a culture of human rights in Fiji;
- Educate the public about their rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji as well as internationally recognised human rights principles and values;
- Monitor, investigate and report on compliance with human rights standards in all aspects of our lives;
- Make recommendations to Government about human rights and freedoms including existing and proposed laws;
- Receive and investigate complaints about alleged human rights violations and take steps to address these violations including making applications to court for redress as well as other forms of relief or remedies provided for under the Human Rights Commission Decree 2009;
- Investigate or research any matter with respect to human rights on its own initiative or on the basis of a complaint and make recommendations to ensure compliance with human rights standards to improve the functioning of public and private entities; and
- Monitor compliance by the State to fulfill its obligations with respect to international human rights treaties and conventions.