ASD Human rights program supported a half day interaction program organized by Accountability Watch Committee(AWC) on 17 March 2014 in Kathmandu. The program was organized to disseminate the decision of the Supreme Court made on 02 January 2014 on Transitional Justice in Nepal. 80 participants including Mr. Narahari Acharya, Minister of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs, Journalists, Human Rights activists and Conflict Victims were present at the program. In the program, Mr. Acharya assured that the replacement bill drafted will not compromise with the fundamental principles of transitional justice.
ASD Human Rights program organized a 'Reflection Workshop' from 22-24 February 2014 at Bharatpur, Chitwan to share experiences of the transition and engagement of human rights defenders in the field of human rights. The purpose of the workshop was to reflect about the human rights movement in Nepal and form strategies in line with the emerging challenges of human rights violation / abuses and lack of rule of law. 15 human rights defenders from all five development regions of Nepal participated in the workshop and raised the contemporary human rights challenges in personal and working spheres.
In collaboration with Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Alliance for Social Dialogue organized a 'Human Rights Orientation Course' from 17 -21 January, 2014 at Kathmandu for human rights activists, lawyers and educationist . The course highlighted on the fundamental issues of human rights interlinking with democracy and rule of law and helped enrich the participants' understanding on contemporary human rights issues and provided the ability to link intellectual knowledge and practice in the human rights field. The course involved participants from inside and outside of Kathmandu.
ASD in collaboration with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC), Constitutional Lawyers Forum (CLAF) and Democratic Freedom and Human Rights Institute (DFHRI) organized adiscussion program on 'Environment for Free, Fair and Credible election' on 5 September 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the program was to discuss the challenges of free, fair and credible election of Constituent Assembly proposed for 19 November 2013. A total of 25 participants consisting of lawyers and human rights activists participated in the program.
ASD in collaboration with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) and Lawyers Forum for Civil Liberties organized an interaction program on 'Vetting in Democracy and Electoral Laws in Nepal' on 3 September 2014 in Lalitpur. The objective of the program was to discuss and prepare a common understaning of civil society to restrict the candidates with human rights violations and criminal background in the upcoming elections. A total of 25 participants consisting of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists participated in the program.
ASD in collaboration with OSF grantee Disabled Empowerment and Communication Centre (DECC) Nepal organized a half day interaction program on "Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Electoral Process" on 24 March 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the program was to raise the concerns of the persons with disabilities in the election process. A total of 56 persons with disabilities, representatives from Election Commission, National Human Rights Commission, Lawyers, Journalists and Political Parties were present at the program.
DECC Nepal in coordination with National Federation of Disabled Nepal prepared and submitted a memorandum to the Election Commissioner and Home Ministry mainly regarding the issues of political representation, inclusion in voters list, access to voter education and access to polling stations in the proposed Constitution Assembly Election.