11 February 2018, Kathmandu:
A two day training on business and human rights for the officials National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) kicked off today. NHRC and Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) jointly organized the training.
The training aimed at giving orientation to Human Rights officers of NHRC stationed in its different offices across Nepal. As many as 25 NHRC Human Rights officers had attended the training.
Speaking at the opening of the training, Chairperson of NHRC, Anup Raj Sharma said that through private enterprises have violated the human rights they have never been accountable towards. Therefore, NHRC aims to work in this area. The training therefore is important to expand the mandate of NHRC to work in the sector.
Similarly, speaking at the opening session, Anirudha Nagar, a senior training from Accountability Counsel (AC) said that AC together with LAHURNIP brought a couple of cases of human rights violation such as Khimti-Dhalkebar High Voltage Electricity Transmission Line in international forum and forced international institutions like World Bank to be accountable to address the human rights of local communities in Sindhuli. Like the case of Sindhuli, there are many other cases which have been brought together with LAHURNIP in various international forums and judicial bodies.
He further said NHRC has immense role to pay to mediate, facilitate, investigate the human rights violation cases and address the human rights violations of the communities.
International experts business and human Rights associated with Accountability Counsel had given the training. The will be concluded on 12 February 2018.