2 December, 2020

Justice and Rights Institute (JuRI-Nepal) in collaboration with partner organizations – Jagaran Media Centre, SSDC, IRDC, and SEED winded up a virtual workshop with the parliamentarian’s promise in ensuring economic, social and cultural rights of the poor.

The parliamentarians and participants at the workshop titled, “Role of Parliamentary Committee in Law Making Process and Promotion of Accountability’ engaged in an interaction for the promotion of accountability for the marginalized people – dalit, persons with disabilities (PwDs), women, sexual minorities, and children. The event was aimed at highlighting economic, social and cultural rights of the marginalized communities with special focus on accountability and law making process.

Setting the tone of the talk, senior advocate Khimlal Devkota presented a paper on the law-making process and role of Parliamentary Committee for the promotion of accountability. The presentation included among others rights and limitations of law making process at Federal, Provincial and local levels, provisions of the Local Government Operation Act-2074 and international best practices.

Responding to the queries, senior advocate, Devkota emphasized that: “Assembly Members are the representatives of the citizens and they should speak the voices of citizens at the assembly for parliamentary business such as law enactment and allocation of required resources.”

Attended by fifty-three participants, including twenty four assembly members from Lumbini Province, the programme was chaired by Kamala Biswokarma, chair of Jagaran Media Centre. The event was kicked off with a welcome remark by Mohan Lal Acharya, Executive Director of JuRI-Nepal, and advocate Bishnu Pd. Pokhrel, Program Manager of PHDP moderated the event.