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The U.S. State Department has released its first human rights report fully compiled under the Trump administration, and it's generating controversy for several ... Human Rights Watch pointed out that the report is silent on the obstacles many women face in countries from Bolivia to Poland to Nepal ... rights
The arrest of the Nepal Army officer Kumar Lama in London in January 2013 was under the universal jurisdiction, which allows most of the European countries to put to trial any perpetrators of human rights in their land. Since the arrest of Lamam, many Nepali Maoist leaders (including Maoist ...

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister, following Nepal's ... its May 5, 2011 declaration by the Council of Ministers that schools must be "Zones of Peace," Nepal has been a leader on declaring that students, teachers, ...
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Apr 18, 2018-The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca lauded Nepal's reforms, political transformation and peace process on ... Deuba, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Arup Sharma, and leaders of other political parties, women and civil society representatives.

The conference is organized by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. The representatives of Human Rights Commissions and institutions, human rights activists from 20 countries including India are participating in 3 day event. The theme of conference is "Identifying Challenges, ...
KATHMANDU: Nepal will host an international conference next week to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia. ... Heads of transitional, justice mechanism, heads of diplomatic missions in Nepal, human rights activists, victims of rights violations and civil society members ...
KATHMANDU: Thirty-four Human Rights activists have been detained for staging a sit-in at Baluwatar, in front of the Prime Minister's official residence, ... alleged conspirator and Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal MP Resham Chaudhary and on Maoist Centre leader Dhungel have been doing rounds of late. Human Rights activists
Adak has left Nepal for India following his release secured with the help of Nepalese human rights organization, HURON. "I don't know how the Nepalese police knew about the photo on Facebook. We can only assume it is interference from the Chinese. Nowadays the situation for Tibetans in Nepal ...
We only think of America, UK and Switzerland as ultimate travel destinations and don't even consider visiting Asian countries like Sri-Lanka, Nepal, Iran. ... The British High Commission announced an annual scholarship on International Women's Day to honour the struggle of the late human rights activist ...
The Commission is taking place from 12 to 23 March, with the theme, 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls,' bringing together global leaders, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, UN partners and activists from around ...
Dalai Lama, listed as one of the chief guests, will not attend the Indian Science Congress, say reports: Officials in the Tibetan administration in exile said the spiritual leader had no plans to visit Manipur this week. United Nations human rights experts blame Facebook for spreading hatred against Rohingya ...
She had been educated through a programme supported by UNFPA and the government's Women and Children's Office, which trains community leaders, activists and youth about human rights, as well as the harms of child marriage. “I was not against my parents, but against their mindset that a girl should ...
Josefina Bergstein has done several stories on torture victims in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and other countries. In the present documentary “The Activist”, she covers the problems involved in human rights work in the Asian countries through a long interview with Basil Fernando, Human Rights lawyer ...
Media personnel and activists at interaction programme on “Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and role of Media” ... stressed on the need of putting an end to human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children citing it as a serious problem facing Nepal.
In a move toward consolidation of communist forces, Nepal's two major leftist parties – the Communist Party Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) CPN-UML and Communist Party Nepal .... At the same time, Prachanda and the other Maoists leaders want protection from war-era human rights violations cases.

DOHA: Community Police Department at the Ministry of Interior in collaboration with Overseas Nepali Forum Qatar organised a workshop to educate the ... The Qatar's Labour Law of 2016 of Nepali version translated by Prof Mohammed Ramzan Ali Miya, a Doha-based Nepali human rights activist and ...
Top political leaders, however, do not want to empower commissions with full rights to investigate and prosecute war-era cases. The reason is clear: many top leaders of the major parties were involved in serious human rights violations and they fear prosecution. As parties are not serious about amending ...
... a human rights activist, said, “We are fighting violence against women with no ill-intention and our only motive is to help the victims get justice. However, we are under increasing threat of attacks. Sometimes we even get life threats,” she said. Maya Lama, who works for Makawanpur branch of Maiti Nepal, ...
HETAUDA, MAKAWANPUR: Human rights activists fighting against violence against women (VAW) are becoming targets of perpetrators lately, said a woman right activist Aarati Pathak. “We are into this profession without ill intention. Our work is to provide justice to victims. We are in a mission against rape, ...
The documentary on the life of activist Perween Rahman, The Rebel Optimist, won an award at the 6th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival. Photo: Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist. KATHMANDU: The documentary on the life of activist Perween Rahman, The Rebel Optimist, won an award ...
Last August, following pressure from human rights activists, the Nepalese government passed new legislation sanctioning the destruction of Chhaupadi huts and imposing three-month jail sentences and 3,000 rupee ($37) fines for those subjecting women to the ritual. This follows the banning of the ritual in ...
Human rights activists have made great strides by calling attention to the practice of chhaupadi (isolation of women and girls during their periods), which killed another woman in Western Nepal this week. However, menstrual isolation is not prevalent across Nepal. In Lower Mustang, for instance, I was ...
When combined with mobilized publics and effective multilateral actors, these leaders demonstrated that the rise of anti-rights governments is not inevitable. ... “After years of political instability that led to stalled human rights reforms, Nepal's elections may lead to fresh hope for justice and due process,” said ...
Kathmandu, Nepal - In Nepal's far western Achham, a remote arid region where farming villages dot the foothills of the Himalayas, government and aid ... Raising awareness about the science behind menstruation, as well as the buy-in of religious and political leaders, was key to that process, they said.
Apropos of the news story “Chinese rider on Tatopani” (THT, January 14, Page 1), Maoist leader Agni Prasad Sapkota is doing all he can, which the ... to deal with anti-China activities will clearly be not acceptable to countries that have human rights, freedom, human dignity and human values at heart.
The only reason they agreed to the TRC and CIEDP was to placate international sentiment and demands from human rights activists and victims' groups. ... Such leaders think the mere presence of the transitional justice institutions will convince the international community that Nepal is committed to human ...
Human rights activist Subodh Kumar Pyakurel told THT that the concerned government agencies, including the Nepal Police, had tendency to brush human rights violation probes under the carpet. “Police keep on saying for years that investigation into rights violation cases are under way, without any ...
On December 20, 2017, a Bangkok-based Nepali national, who is also a human rights activist, was denied entry into India and deported after being ... The Nepali national was not allowed entry into India as he was blacklisted and is a subject of “ban entry” Look Out Circular for indulgence in NGO activities.
Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi remarked on Twitter, "Africa isn't a shithole. It's the most beautiful continent in the world. Beautiful, hardworking people. We have diamonds, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa, coffee, tea etc. Sadly we have #shithole leaders like Trump ...
New Delhi [India], Jan 10 (ANI): A four-member delegation from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal on Wednesday visited the NHRC, India in ... from the NHRIs in the SAARC region besides Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, academicians and activists working on human rights. (ANI) ...
KATHMANDU – A fugitive wanted over a deadly attack on police won a seat in Nepal's national parliament Tuesday, despite being in hiding and not once ... But a parliamentary committee concluded the killings were premeditated, and a Human Rights Watch investigation found some protesters appeared to ...
“The President and the prime minister should take this opportunity to draw Myanmar's attention to international human rights laws. They should also prod Myanmar to conduct an independent investigation into violence against Rohingya Muslims,” human rights activist Govinda Bandi told the Post.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan ... According to Human Rights Watch, more than 100 Vietnamese are in prison for peaceful religious and political activities.
The wise course of action for the Nepalese government is to start dialogue with communities in Madhes and Madhesi leaders, rather than resorting to excessive use of police force and shootings, it said. The AHRC has urged the Government of Nepal to move beyond partisan interests and look at the bigger ...
Amnesty Int'l urges govt to ensure safety, respect human rights during polls ... “Amnesty International Nepal notes with concern the recent attacks targeting political leaders and campaigners with explosive devices that have resulted in numerous injuries and one death in Dang,” read a statement issued by ...
It took Nepal Police eight years to nab Maoist Centre leader ... Maoist Centre human rights violations and transitional justice will face a setback.
As Nepal Joins UN Human Rights Council, Activists Call Out Its .... done so, according to prominent rights activist Dipendra Jha, who referenced ...
The CPN-Maoist Centre leader and former lawmaker was arrested in Kathmandu yesterday. ... “In the past, the promise to shield perpetrators for human rights ... for human rights violations remains a priority for Nepal's political ...
Human Rights activists participate in a workshop organised by Food-first Information and Action Network Nepal (FIAN Nepal) in Kathmandu, on ...
Nepali Congress believes the new left alliance between CPN-UML and ... whereby a political party becomes supreme and the supreme leader of that .... democratic norms and universal human rights and free press will fail.
Police present Maoist Centre leader Balkrishna Dhungel before the ... political patronage of the Maoist party and its leaders, due to which he was never ... Rights activists have long been vocal about the state's failure to ... Dhungel's arrest on Tuesday also followed Nepal's election to the UN Human Rights ...
Strategically, the Congolese opposition leaders ought to have supported the human rights activists. Their support could have allowed the ...
When the top level leaders from both sides of the conflict formed an alliance ... Victims and frontline activists have refused to be cowed by threats from state ... Nepal committed to protect and promote human rights, deal with the past ... rape and murder case against family activist Devi Sunuwar (mother of ...
How was Nepal elected to the top United Nations human rights body with such a ... But Dahal, spooked by the decision of some human rights activists to lodge a ... Top leaders of Nepali Congress, some of whom were in ...
Young women emerge as responders, leaders in Nepal flooding ... gender equality, human rights, and sexual and reproductive health.
BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds of participants attended the opening of a human rights forum in Beijing on Thursday in the latest installment of China's ... The renewed international outreach comes at a time when Chinese authorities are overseeing the most severe crackdown on activists and dissidents in ...
KATHMANDU — A European Union (EU) election observation delegation today called on Nepali Congress leader and former minister Arjun Narsingh KC at latter's ... of democracy, human rights and freedom of expression, he said, adding that the NC was committal for development and prosperity in the post-election Nepal.
The wounds of Nepal's long civil war are not yet healed, and if the new political leadership does not do more to deliver justice for the war's victims, new ... Beijing is also concerned with how Nepal deals with bordering Tibet—it has insisted that Kathmandu arrest Tibetan activists within its borders and has ...


 

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