Two-day-long Orientation on Human Rights Documentation and Election Observation Completed
A two-day-long orientation program related to human rights and election observation was completed on November 2, 2022, under the support of the Informal Sector Service (INSEC) Central Office.
In the program, INSEC district representatives and district facilitators have been oriented on basic human rights, incident documentation and the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly election observation.
In the program, INSEC’s Chairperson Dr. Indira Shrestha said that the goal of the human rights campaign INSEC has been carrying on for years is to support victims in getting justice.
Shrestha mentioned the importance of the Nepal Human Rights Year Book and the support provided by the work of INSEC District Representative and said that INSEC has a leading role in providing justice to the victims of human rights violations and abuses.
INSEC’s Executive Director Bijayraj Gautam stated that the election observation is important and sensitive and instructed to maintain integrity in their observation.
Gautam suggested that the observers should observe carefully and document the cases of violation of the code of conduct.
Madan Paudel, Head of the Human Rights Education Program informed about the importance of on-site study reports of human rights violations and abuses conducted by INSEC and its long-term importance and said that INSEC is working for social justice through the human rights education program.
Dr Kundan Aryal, the former secretary general of INSEC and Assistant Professor of Tribhuwan University, gave a presentation on report writing based on election observation and human rights monitoring.
INSEC’s Management Head Shubhechchya Khadka informed us about the programs run by INSEC.
Samjha Shrestha, Head of the Human Rights Advocacy Program facilitated a session on the historical development of human rights and Universal Declaration of human rights.
Aarya Adhikari and Ramesh Prasad Timalsin, editors of INSEC Online, facilitated a session on election observation, the code of conduct of election observers and the roles and responsibilities of observers.
The program was attended by the team of Sudurpaschim Province, Karnali Province and Lumbini Province.
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