2006-04-16 - press release - CPN-M२०६३-०१-०३ - प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - नेकपा-मा

Archive ref no: NCA-20167 अभिलेखालय सि. नं.: NCA-20167

Commitment to Human Rights and Humanitarian Principles

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) reiterates its fundamental respect and commitment to the principles and norms of international humanitarian law and international human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols. In areas under its control and influence the Party, the People’s Liberation Army, and the People’s Regime continue to make progress by protecting, implementing and bringing about the implementation of the rights of individuals, and by refining and developing these rights among the people without any sort of discrimination based on factors such as ethnicity, color, caste, gender, language, religion, politics, ideology, national, ethnic and social origins, disability, property, birth or status. Our party is serious towards and very conscious of the basic principles and values of human rights and upholds the view that to rebel against or oppose any type of injustice, exploitation, victimization, suppression, and excess is a matter that falls within the realm of human rights. Based on these principles and norms, and in order to ensure the guarantee of people’s rights among the people, our party expresses its commitment to the points below.

(A) As guaranteed by the Public Legal Compendium 2003-2004 of the People’s Republic of Nepal, the Directives of the People’s Regime 2003-2004, and by directives concerning legal procedures that have been made at a local level, with respect to the Great People’s War the fundamental rights, individual rights, and legal rights are as follows:

(B) While again expressing our commitment to the laws and rights noted above which are being implemented in the base areas, in regard to the Great People’s War we express our commitment to the human rights and individual rights listed below.

(C) We announce once again the welcome that CPN (Maoist) expressed towards the establishment of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, and the wish we expressed to assist the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal and other human rights workers and institutions, and we also pledge to fulfill the points listed below.

(D) The CPN (Maoist) shall make this announcement public among the Party, the Army, the People’s Regime, and the general community using all means it has available.

16 April 2006

CPN (Maoist)