• Accessibility:
  • Text Size

About Us


Neither Greater Nor Lesser but EQUAL: Dignity, Equality and Freedom for all in Fiji


To take a lead role in the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights for all in Fiji To build, strengthen and sustain a human rights culture in Fiji


The Commission is committed to:

Our Responsibilities

Section 45 (4) of the Fijian Constitution bestows the Commission with the following responsibilities:

The Commission

Pravesh Sharma

Chairperson and Proceedings Commissioner

Mr. Pravesh Sharma graduated with a Law Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He is admitted to both the High Court of New Zealand and the High Court of Fiji. He has worked in private practice in Fiji; initially with Munro Leys and then later with R. Patel Lawyers. He has also practised as a Corporate Solicitor and as a Prosecutor in Wellington, New Zealand.

Since May 2015, Mr. Sharma has been running his own Firm, Victoria Chambers in Suva, Fiji. His main areas of practice are Criminal and Family Law Litigation. Mr. Sharma has special interest in Criminal Appeals.

In September 2018, Mr. Sharma was appointed a Commissioner with the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission; and in March 2019, Mr. Sharma was appointed Proceedings Commissioner.

In February 2022, Mr. Sharma was appointed Chairperson of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission.

In July 2022, Mr. Sharma was appointed a Member of the Fiji Dental Professional Conduct Committee.

Ms. Alefina Vuki


Ms. Alefina Vuki spent 32 years of her professional life as a career civil servant. She first entered the civil service as a secondary school teacher under the Ministry of Education teaching in the following Secondary Schools, Ballentine Memorial, Dudley High School and Suva Grammar. After spending ten years under the Ministry of Education she then went on to serve in various capacities as a senior civil servant in the following Ministries; Ministry of Foreign Affairs& External Trade; Public Service Commission; Ministry for Women, Social Welfare & Poverty Alleviation; Ministry for Fisheries and Forests; Ministry for Tourism; Ministry for Information; and Ministry of Health. In addition to her civil service career, she tutored in Sociology at USP working with Dr Nii K Plange, now with FNU and the late Professor Epeli Hau’ofa. Upon being admitted to the Bar in 2015, she engaged as a lawyer in private practice 2015 to 2020at Shekinah Law and Law Solutions. Thereafter, she went on to serve as Chair of the People’s Alliance, Legal &National Disciplinary Sub -Committee and member of its Management Committee and Executive Council from December 2021 to March 2024. Ms Vuki also early on in her professional civil service career, engaged with the following Women’s NGOs; YWCA, National Council for Women, Women’s Crisis Centre, SoqosoqoVakamarama and was one of the founders of the Women’s Rights Movement.
NIcole Daniela

Nicole Daniels

Secretary to the Board

With a background in information and organizational management Commissioner Nicole Daniels has had the opportunity to work in several industries, including military, engineering, technical, non- governmental and publishing. Ms. Nicole’s passion for working with children has led her to earn an MBA and over ten years of publishing experience, over twenty years of information and knowledge management, and web content management and design.

Ashwin Raj


Formerly an academic, Mr. Ashwin Raj is the Director of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission. He was the Chairperson of the Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) from 2013-2019. Mr Raj has also served on the boards of civil society organizations such as the Citizens Constitutional Forum. In 2021, he was appointed by the Commonwealth Secretariat to the Standing Group of Independent Experts on the Commonwealth Principles on freedom of expression and the role of the media in good governance.

Our Team

Loukinikini Lewaravu


Loukinikini Lewaravu​


Parmeshwaran Prasad

Manager Corporate & Human Resources (Actg)
Manager Education

Laisiasa Rogoyawa

Manager Education & Advocacy (Actg)

Mithleshni Gurdayal

Manager Complaints (Actg) / Communications officer

Varanisese Dominiko

Accountant (Actg)

Tiko Nobis

Investigations Officer, Complaints Division

Irene Yuen

Education and Training Officer

Sarita Kashyap

Librarian/Research Officer

Marika Tabaki

Driver/Support Staff


The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination (‘Commission’) is established pursuant to section 45 of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji (Promulgation) Act 2013, as well as the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Act 2009. The Commission is mandated to ensure the human rights of all persons in Fiji are protected and promoted, and the public is educated about the nature and content of human rights.

The Commission seeks to employ the services of a suitably qualified and experienced individual for the position of  DIRECTOR.

The Director is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership to ensure the effective delivery of the Commission’s strategic plan in line with constitutional and statutory obligations. The Director will build, maintain and enhance partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, both locally and internationally and secure compliance with the Paris Principles.

Key Responsibilities
The Director will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • ensuring that the Commission’s primary role to promote and protect the human rights of all Fijians is achieved and maintained at all levels of society in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji (Promulgation) Act 2013, the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Act 2009 and any other relevant legislation;
  • developing, implementing and reviewing the Commission’s Strategic and Corporate Plans. This task is to be undertaken with the Chairperson and members of the Commission;
  • lay a solid foundation for management, oversight and standards, and for efficient and effective working ensuring that the Commission’s functions are conducted with honesty, integrity and in a timely and professional manner
  • formulating and implementing policies, and providing operational, financial and organisational performance reports in a timely manner to the Commission;
  • overall supervision and management of the organisation including planning, deploying resources, budgeting and human capital needs assessment in consultation with the Chairperson and members of the Commission; and
  • participation and presentation of submissions and speeches from a human rights perspective at various forums, including Parliamentary Standing Committees and regional and international meetings, and other events/activities on human rights;
  • leading and motivating staff to advance employee engagement, and developing a high performing team.
  • fostering constructive relationships with fellow NHRI’s stakeholders to encourage engagement with the NHRI and strategic relationship building with external partners, including civil society organisations
Qualifications and Experience
The successful applicant:
  • must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in either Governance & Human Rights, Law, Political Science, and/ or Public Office Administration
  • must have a minimum of 5 years experience either at Director level or at an executive leadership level transitioning into the Director role.
  • must have expertise and experience in a broad range of contemporary leadership skills, such as financial and business management, business intelligence, case management system, ability to read and interpret legislation and operate in an environment governed by legislation.
  • must have the capability to make representations at parliamentary standing committees, and other public forums;
  • must be a strategic thinker with the ability to identify, manage and mitigate risks;
  • must have excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills to build strong relationships, foster stakeholder engagement, create new partnerships and drive a culture of excellence and service;
The successful applicant will be required to furnish a medical certificate and police clearance as a condition of employment. Remuneration

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a three (3) year contractual position which may be renewed at the Commission’s discretion.

The Human Rights and Anti-Discriminations Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all eligible and qualified persons.

All applications are to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, academic transcripts and 3 references, and addressed as follows:


The Chairperson,
Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission,
Ground Floor, Naibati House, 9 Goodenough Street
The Chairperson,
Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission
Private mail Bag

Applications may also be submitted through e mail to : vacancies@fhradc.org.fj Subject caption- “CONFIDENTIAL VACANCY DIRECTOR”

Applications must be submitted no later than 4.00pm on 10th of March 2023. Late application will not be considered.
Complaint Form
Call Us