Nepal to host international conference on human rights

Nepal will host an international conference next week to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia.

Over 50 representatives from 20 countries including India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines will participate in the event.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal is hosting the three-day international conference with the theme 'Identifying challenges and assessing progress: addressing impunity and human rights in South Asia'.

President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the conference on April 9 here.

Heads of transitional, justice mechanism, heads of diplomatic missions in Nepal, human rights activists, victims of rights violations and civil society members will also attend the conference.

Various papers on key issues ranging from women rights, rights of the marginalised communities, freedom of speech, transitional justice, labour migration among others will be presented during the closed sessions.

The conference will issue a 'Kathmandu Declaration' at the conclusion through holding intensive discussions on various issues relating to human rights and impunity.


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