RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI
KATHMANDU: A seminar on ‘Human rights and the rule of law’ organised by the Statute Revision Society with the cooperation of the American Centre got under way here today. The seminar has been organised with the objective of promoting economic and social status of the Nepalis and raising awareness of human rights among various persons in society. The seminar will focus on laws on human rights in the context of prevailing national and international laws and their
implementation. Chief Justice Keshav Prasad Upadhyaya, inaugurating the seminar, said that as the constitution of Nepal is based on the rule of law,
it does not tolerate any discrimination
on the basis of class, gender, caste
or political ideology. Stating that the concepts of rule of law and democracy are the same, he made it clear that no one is above the constitution.
Stating that the new century is the century of implementation of human rights and the rule of law, the chief justice laid emphasis on the world working in a united manner to bridge the gulf between rich andpoor, north and south and neglected and neglecting classes. Deputy chief of mission of the American embassy Robert K Boggs said the US government and people and democrats across the world would extend cooperation for the protection of democracy in Nepal. Director of the American Centre in Kathmandu Robert C Kerr said that the US believes in the protection of and respect for human rights and HMG should respect human rights while conducting its campaign against terrorism.