National UPR Follow-up Meeting Held in lalitpur
The national Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting is held in Lalitpur on April 5. The participants in a program organized in lalitpur during a follow-up meeting stressed on solidarity on improving human rights situation of the country.
The program was organized by NGO coalition of nine organizations in which INSEC is the secretariat. The motive of the meeting is to follow up the recommendations received from the UPR in national level.
Speaking at the program INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that the national mechanisms must be free and strong to improve the human rights situation. He added that the role of the commissions formed as a constitutional body must be free and transparent.
He stressed that UPR must be understood in a same manner as political document rather than technical.
Pyakurel said that the progressive explanation of constitution will result the equality because the constitution is the proper document.
Speaking at the program NHRC member Mohana Ansari said that there are lot to do in the field of human rights as some progress has been seen. She added that UPR is an important mechanism for the improvement of human rights and said that NHRC is constantly monitoring the status of the implementation of the recommendations received from UPR.
She added that recently significant work could not be done on human rights because the major focus was on peace process, endorsing constitution and election.
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