The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)'s two day regional workshop for Northern India on 'Good Governance, Development and Human Rights' in collaboration with the Union Territory of Chandigarh at Chandigarh Judicial Academy, begins today. Participants are drawn from States of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The Workshop was ianugurated by the NHRC Chairman Justice Shri H.L. Dattu. Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT of Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore was the Chief Guest of the Workshop.
The participants of the Workshop include Senior Govt. Officers such as DGs/IGs, DMs, SDMs, SSPs, Senior State Officers, Welfare Officers, Labour Officers, SHRC and representatives from NGOs/Civil Society, Academicians and Research Scholars from Universities and Block/Panchayat Officers from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
The NHRC designed the workshop intending to raise awareness amongst all stakeholders about the importance of good governance in relation to human rights and development.
This is a platform to discuss effective examples of governance practices that have had an impact on the promotion of human rights and to draw lessons from them with focus on essential elements of good governance including promotion of rule of law, strengthening services delivery and government institutions, participation and combating corruption in the public and private sectors to identify further issues & challenges and share best practices of good governance and development as well as to put forth a vision for the road ahead.
Apart from these, the workshop also seeks to address capacity building programmes and to identify the gaps that need to be bridged. Justice Dattu said that NHRC strives to promote not only human rights but good governance as well. With this regional workshop the Commission aims to solidify the ground for the furtherance of human rights awareness and attainment of good governance.