Australia, New Zealand judges resign from Fiji judiciary over dispute with chief justice Michael Sung at 9:16 AM ET
[JURIST] Six foreign judges on Fiji's Court of Appeal submitted their resignations Monday, accusing the military government-appointed chief justice Anthony Gates of interfering with the court's functions by not consulting the judges about their availability when arranging sittings. The judges, from Australia and New Zealand, said it was apparent that their services were no longer wanted. The Fijian government says that President Ratu Josefa Iloilo [BBC profile] has appointed two Malaysian judges [Fiji Times report] to serve on the Court of Appeal.
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