Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

HRCM participates in the International Human Rights Conference in Kathmandu

Published on 11-04-2018

President Ms. Aminath Eenas and Vice President Mr. Mohamed Zahid of the Human Rights Commission participated in the international conference Identifying Challenges, Assessing Program, Moving forward: Addressing Impunity and Realizing Human Rights in South Asia,
held from 9 – 11th April 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Over 50 representatives from 20 countries including India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines participated in the event. This conference was organized in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission Nepal, Asia Pacific Forum, United Nations Development Program and Governance Facility, Nepal.

The aim of the conference was to facilitate a regional dialogue among various stakeholders on the issues of human rights violations, culture of impunity, and the limitedness of national human rights institutions, along with the challenges around the ratification, enforcement, and monitoring of international treaty agreements in domestic law and political processes. The conference was inaugurated by the President of Nepal Rt. Hon. Bidya Devi Bhandari.

In this conference, Ms. Eenas delivered the keynote address in the plenary session, speaking on the challenges the HRCM have been facing in identifying and responding to the needs, about the best practices in cooperation across institutions in conducting investigations into human rights violations, and about protections during and after the conflict. Furthermore, she also co-chaired the session on Rights of Women and Marginalized Communities and Challenges of Combating Impunity