Hr meet calls for youths’ representation

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Dec 13, 2014-

The Human Rights National Magna Meet 2014 concluded on Saturday, calling on the government to increase representation of youths in state mechanism, while ensuring social security to senior citizens.

Announcing a 20-point declaration, the five-day national jamboree of rights defenders has also urged the political parties to draft a human rights friendly constitution. The annual meet demanded a victim-friendly laws and policy in line with Supreme Court order to end impunity and provide justice to the conflict victims.

The court had instructed the government to ensure representation of victims in the transitional justice process. Rights activists have criticised the transitional justice act for breaching the court order, which they say even include a provision that allows amnesty to perpetrators. The meet also demanded a constitutional provision to check increasing incidents of violence against women, for which it demanded review of laws related to it.

Published: 14-12-2014 09:22

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