Country Fiji
Year 2003
Type of Measure Other relevant laws > Family law
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Articles 123 and 124 of Division 10 of the Family Law ACt (2003) contain provisions on family violence.

Article 123

(1) If a party to the proceedings is aware that a family violence order applies to the child, or a member of the child's family, that party must inform the court of the family violence order.
(2) If a person who is not a party to the proceedings is aware that a family violence order applies to the child, or a member of the child's family, that family, that person may, subject to the Rules of the respective Division, inform the court of the family violence order.
(3) Failure to inform the court of the family violence order does not affect the validity of any order made by the court.

Article 124

(1) In considering what order to make, the court must, to the extent that it is possible to do so consistently with the child's best interest being the paramount consideration ensure that the order-
(a) is consistent with any family violence order; and
(b) does not expose a person to an unacceptable risk of family violence.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1) (b) the court may include in the order any safeguards that is considers necessary for the safety of those affected by the order.

To read the Family Law Act (2003), please click here.

Source of Information

NATLEX legislation