Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) Organized Provincial Workshop on Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights
Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has organized “Provincial Workshop on Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights” among the Speaker of Province Three Parliament, Human Rights Activists, Civil Society Representatives, Provincial Parliamentarians, Representatives from Local Governments and Units of the Government Agencies in Province Three headquarter Hetauda on November 29 2019. The objective of the workshop was to promote the engagement of CSOs and human rights activists in the issues of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights. Similarly, the workshop has aimed to enhance the accountable performance of the government and parliament to respect, protect and fulfill the fundamental human rights of the people. INSEC has shared that this workshop also contribute to prepare the civil society report on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights.
Experts and the INSEC officials have presented the context of the province on civil and political rights and economic social and cultural rights. The presentations were related to civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights based on the Constitution of Nepal and international treaties and conventions.
Chief Guest of the consultation Sanu Kuamr Shrestha, Speaker of the Province Three Parliament, highlighted the province parliament’s priority in law making to translate the constitutional thrust to protect the rights of people. He has shared that the implementation of the rights ensured in the constitution, laws and policy is the key priority of the state. He further announced to the civil society to collaborate with the government for protection of the guaranteed rights in the Constitution of Nepal. Mr. Shrestha expressed that the provincial parliament has provisioned that the common people can also initiate for the public bill to provincial parliament regarding their concerns and rights.
Provincial parliamentarians, representatives of local governments and respective government agencies have shared their commitments and concerns to protect the civil and political rights. They also have announced to the civil society collaborate with the government to protect such rights. The Chief District Officer of Makwanpur District, Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police and other government officials shared that the respective agencies are enhancing their capability and accountability to protect and fulfill such rights. Civil society organization representatives have also shared their concerns and critical opinion where 65 (27 female) participants participated in the workshop.