KATHMANDU: Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has stressed the need to protect the human rights of citizens to implement the constitution.
Lawmakers should show their willingness to enforce the constitution, he said at an interaction themed ‘Human rights in today’s context: Constitutional right and practice’ organized here today at the 27th general assembly of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal.
“It is getting late to make laws compatible with the constitution. The government bills and private bills have not been brought. There is not a climate conducive to bringing the non-governmental bill. Laws will be made when the government gives the parliament its business. But these bills have not been brought yet,” he said.
Bills that have landed in the National Assembly have been advanced with priority, he informed. Dr Surya Dhungel, member of the National Human Rights Commission, credited all for taking the Commission to the Grade ‘A’ level while stressing the need for bringing the human rights protection bill.
INSEC’s founding president Sushil Pyakurel called for the effective implementation of laws to safeguard the rights of citizens. Transitional justice, the main issue of human rights, should be brought to a conclusion, he said, and pointed out that it is lax in making and effectively implementing laws despite the constitution guaranteeing the rights of people. He called for coordination among the government at all three levels for the protection of human rights and effective implementation of the laws.
Human rights activist Pradip Pokharel commended the role of INSEC in the field of human rights.
INSEC President Dr Kundan Aryal viewed that the effective implementation of laws ensures the protection of human rights.