Constitution


Preamble

The Committee for Social Justice (CSJ) shall work for social change and transformation, justice, equity, civil rights and sustainable peace in Nepal. CSJ aims to study, research, and document rights abuses and advocate for change at the local and national levels and institutionalise local justice initiatives through publication, broadcasting, distribution and trainings.

Objectives

  1. Serve as non-profit and peoples-centric institution.
  2. Advance peoples access to human rights, social justice and equal social, political, economic, and cultural rights as well as public health, arts, literature, mass media and ecological justice.
  3. Disseminate information and facts through training, fact-finding, data collection, production, publication, broadcasting, distribution and exhibitions.
  4. Promote local justice initiatives
  5. Institutionalise volunteerism (voluntary works) and social campaign
  6. Conduct discussion forums, dialogue, workshops, trainings, research, social campaign and advocacy, publication and investigative works
  7. Build a network and working relations with similar organisations and like-minded individuals and institutions as necessary. CSJ will exercise and conduct its works in a participatory and inclusive model.

Goals

  1. To bring surviving families of the People’s War together to create a collective voice and presence within the community, civil society, government and private sector;
  2. To assist survivors in engaging with policy-making bodies as well as government departments;
  3. To increase the role and participation of families and their representatives in the transitional justice process;
  4. To provide a forum for sharing experiences and for mutual support;
  5. To facilitate the promotion of peace and reconciliation through research, publication, dialogue and education;
  6. To lobby and advocate for truth seeking, justice and access to appropriate support services, including medical, legal, social, economic, memorial and psychological services;
  7. To assist survivors in rebuilding sustainable lives through healing and capacity-building programmes;
  8. To develop national and international networks of organisations of survivors/victims groups;
  9. To support and advance international human rights through strategic initiatives to bring perpetrators to justice and to share experiences of best practices, and
  10. To build a solidarity campaign for truth, justice and sustainable peace in Nepal.