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Committee on ESC Rights Concludes Consideration of Report of Nepal

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on November 20, has concluded its consideration of the third periodic report of Nepal on how it implements the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The consideration of Nepal's report had started in Geneva on November 19 in the Committee's 53rd session. A 7-member team led by Raju Man Singh Malla, Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal, Ramesh Dhakal, Joint-secretary, and representatives of Ministry of Finance, National Planning Commission, Permanent Observer Mission of Nepal to the United Nations Office at Geneva represented the Government of Nepal in the process.

Samjha Shrestha, Senior Officer at INSEC who is in Geneva for the hearing as a member of the Nepali civil society delegation, said that the representatives of Nepal Government presented a report regarding Nepal's effort for the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

An interactive dialogue had taken place between Committee experts and representatives of Nepal government relating to the constitution drafting process, the impact of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the domestic legal order; the ability of women to transfer their citizenship to their children; school drop-out rates; policies currently being implementing to end harmful traditional practices, particularly against children; National Human Rights Commission; bonded labour; refugees and internally displaced persons, food security, reparation to conflict victims, human organ trafficking.

According to the Committee, its concluding observations would be made public on November 28.

Posted Date:2014-12-28
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