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Published: Canberra Times

Having sacked members of the judiciary prepared to stand up to the military regime, Fiji now wants to replace them with members of the Sri Lankan judiciary.

Sri Lanka has an appalling human rights record, with respect to the minority Tamils, and the judiciary has been complicit in what amounts to genocide.

With Fiji approaching Sri Lanka for judges to head their courts, it looks like collusion between rogue states to subvert the rule of law.

It is right for Australia to be concerned. With race relations a sensitive issue in Fiji, where might these Sri Lankan judges take human rights and the already battered rule of law in Fiji?