The ‘Justice Needs And Satisfaction in Fiji’ report revealed that 38 percent of the people interviewed shared their perception of Fiji’s courts, and say that the courts ‘sometimes’ protect the rich.
Dr.Martin Gramatikov, co-author of the report, while responding to the data revealing Fijian people’s general perception on the court system says that the possible hypothesis to explain it is because poor people are less likely to go to court as they view it as something distant from them.
He says that this set of information can be where Fiji looks for solutions where justice can be delivered for many problems.
He added that Trust follows the experience of people and this is just a positive consequence of positive resolutions of problems.
4910 Fijians were interviewed between March to June last year.and 47 percent of these individuals had experienced a legal problem in the previous 4 years.