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The lawyer, Nguyen Van Dai, and his assistant, Le Thu Ha, were arrested in December after being accused of spreading "propaganda against the state," the ASEAN Parliamentarians for human rights said in a statement on Tuesday. APHR said the idea to write ...
Throughout the region one sees increasing use of regulatory means to clamp down on freedom of expression, whether it relates to civil-society activists, media houses, journalists or human-rights campaigners. ... Though the allegations could not be ...

Zulfiqar Shah is a human rights activist and journalist from Sindh who has also worked in several political and community rights organisations.
Last week, most NC leaders who spoke in the CC meeting had dubbed the impeachment motion a UML ploy to break the NC-Maoist coalition and undermine efforts to amend the Constitution.
He said that human rights of lakhs of people were violated by Pakistan aggression, thousands were killed, thousands abducted and sold in brothels in Pakistan and North West Frontier Province.
The end of the Cold War led to fears of a unipolar world dominated by the US and its European NATO allies. India faced hostility and pressures on issues like nuclear nonproliferation and Jammu and Kashmir from the Clinton administration, before and ...

The human rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised deep concerns over attempts made by some quarters closely associated with the current Constitution-making process to prevent the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights ...
Sample this: Mukesh Ambani is India's richest and with his wealth of $23.1 billion is ahead of the GDP of 19 countries. Among these countries are India's neighbours -- Nepal and Afghanistan. Others that have lost out to Ambani's wealth include ...
Since independence it has been projecting itself as a dominant military power exploiting the geo-political fault lines, which adequately provide an insight into India's disputes with its neighbor including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It ...
A Nepalese farmer takes rest while harvesting paddy in Chunnikhel, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
"As the only WHO internal candidate, I bring in-depth management experience and extensive knowledge of the organization - the pitfalls and dynamics and the strengths and weaknesses - and have driven reforms and innovation, mainstreaming of gender ...
human rights abuses were alleged in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast; child labour fuelled considerable Indian exports especially items like carpets and handicrafts; there were trade reprisals against New Delhi under Section 301 of the US Trade Act ...
We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 15-16 October 2016 in Goa, India, at the Eighth BRICS Summit, which was held ...
As Colin Gonsalves (2015), puts it, in tiny little Nepal which is so similar to India in terms of poverty, illiteracy, culture, etc, marital rape is a criminal offence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BRICS leaders in Goa on Sunday that "the mothership of terrorism is in India's neighbourhood" and posed a major threat to BRICS goals of development and economic growth.
Benaulim (Goa): BIMSTEC leaders on Sunday called for sustainable development, economic progress, poverty eradication and comprehensive stamping out of terrorism and closer relation with BRICS even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the region faces ...
No Sinhala leader held a single protest demanding the halting of Tamil settlements in the Colombo city. So it is clear that the Sinhala people have been very ... The government is not signing this agreement with Nepal, Bhutan, or the Maldives, but with ...

A Nepalese child colours a drawing as she sits under a banner called "Child Friendly Space" under a makeshift tent set up at a tent camp for survivors of the earthquake in Kathmandu.
As Colin Gonsalves (2015), puts it, in tiny little Nepal which is so similar to India in terms of poverty, illiteracy, culture, etc, marital rape is a criminal offence.
New Delhi, Oct. 13: The Maldives today declared it was quitting the Commonwealth amid growing censure from the organisation over the arrests of key Opposition leaders, springing on India a fresh neighbourhood challenge as it tries to forge a new ...
If Trump wins he will launch a revolutionary presidency - pulling back from NATO and other security guarantees, undermining key parts of the global free trade regime and building closer relations with strong-man leaders than allies. ..... As she said ...
According to the UN, current information gaps make it challenging to accommodate specific needs around health, safety, education and human rights. Day of the Girl ... Elsewhere in the world, over 250 girls will participate in the historic ...
This is the situation the supreme court of Nepal is facing in the wake of the appointment of a dozen new judges, some of them civil society activists who had earlier worked closely with external donors. A programme organised by the supreme court last ...
Now, raising this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs. So I come ... In Nepal, the ...
The disease - which causes people to die from dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea - was introduced into the country's biggest river from a UN base where Nepalese peacekeepers were deployed. In August of this year, the UN admitted their role in ...
Among the leaders who have agreed to open their offices to girls for the campaign are the mayor of Paris, the president of Nepal and Pakistan's minister of human rights. In Canada, eight girls from across the country were partnered with federal ...
Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, in his first foreign trip since assuming office second time on August 3, 2016, visited India from September 15-18, 2016, leading a 125-member delegation.
Tibetans who have come to Taiwan over the past decade are now stranded because their Nepalese passports have expired. Nepal began denying passport renewal services several years ago under Chinese ... "Establishing this group has been my dream for more ...
Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda in his first foreign trip since resuming office on August 3, 2016 (he was Prime Minister between August 18, 2008, and May 23, 2009), visited India from September 15-18, 2016, leading a ...
In a country where the very basic human rights of access to potable water and shelter have not fulfilled after decades of democracy, the Constitution is of secondary importance.
The Bangladesh Civil Society Coordination Committee (BCSCC) on GFMD-2016 and the People's Global Action on Migration, Development and human rights (PGA) jointly organised the press meet at the National Press Club ahead of the GFMD to be held ...
TRYON - This weekend, Tryon will play host to more than 30 films, eight breakout sessions and international filmmakers from as far away as Nepal. The second annual Tryon International Film Festival, organized by Kirk Gollwitzer and Beau ... This year ...
His relatives have given evidence to the National human rights Commission stating that Lama was brought before Maoist leader Agni Sapkota, who ordered his execution. The Supreme ... But activists fear that there will just be some token gestures."We ...
In a country where the very basic human rights of access to potable water and shelter have not fulfilled after decades of democracy, the Constitution is of secondary importance.
Oct 03, 2016 (LBO) - Nepal, the current chair of SAARC, has expressed regret that the regional environment is not conducive to host the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was looking forward to welcome the SAARC leaders for their participation in the summit.
Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and Nepal police Chief, among others, reached Pashupati Aryaghat to pay their final respects to Ghimire.
SAARC, consisting of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, was founded in 1985 to promote economic cooperation in the region, but tensions between India and Pakistan have repeatedly blocked progress.
Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a "conducive environment" so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan's capital.
In a country where the very basic human rights of access to potable water and shelter have not fulfilled after decades of democracy, the Constitution is of secondary importance.
In a country where the very basic human rights of access to potable water and shelter have not fulfilled after decades of democracy, the Constitution is of secondary importance.
"India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of member-states by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the ...
Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare arrives back in Honiara today, from New York where he has been for the 71st United Nations General Assembly.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The new Philippine President uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. ... UNITED ...
Meanwhile, a delegation of human rights activists met with PM Dahal at latter's official residence in Baluwatar and suggested him that peace process should be concluded by ensuring acceptability of the Constitution from all walks of life.
In a country where the very basic human rights of access to potable water and shelter have not fulfilled after decades of democracy, the Constitution is of secondary importance.
The audience of about 1,500 New Yorkers were mostly people from Nepal applauded loudly with the opening song, Ama. The head of the Nepali delegate to the UN General Assembly Foreign Minister Prakash Saran Mahat and Nepal's Ambassador to the US ...
26 September 2016 - Speaking on behalf of Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the 193-member body's Vice-Presidents, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador of Nepal, said he was encouraged by the fact that ... of the ...
Sep 26, 2016- The campaign for accountability for human rights violations during Nepal's armed conflict is presently at a crossroads.
Madhesi leaders engaged in negotiations with the CPN (Maoist Centre) and the Nepali Congress said that the government has put forward a number of alternatives to resolve the four issues, but has not yet forwarded a concrete proposal.


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