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They also blame Pakistani authorities of human rights violations and infringement upon their culture. Apart from organising protest rallies and other forms of agitation within Balochistan, they are also mobilising world opinion. "Free Balochistan' ads appeared on about 100 London Buses in November ... Nepal
The Asian Human Rights Commission today said it was deeply concerned by the foreseeable displacement of Khokana residents due to Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Project, one of Nepal's 'national pride' ... The fast track is also expected to serve Nepal's proposed second international airport in Nijgadh.

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 ...
The International Commission of Jurists submitted a written statement on human rights situation in Nepal to the 37th session of the Human Rights ... an oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council on transitional justice, prevention and impunity, highlighting the continuing problem of impunity in Nepal.
Addressing the high level segment of the session, Bairagi said the constitution of Nepal consolidates inclusive democratic polity, pluralism, the rule of law, representative and accountable government, social and economic justice, and universally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms, the ...

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi addressed the High-level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday. In his address, Bairagi said the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remained the source of aspiration of mankind as a common standard of ...
Four films by Iranian filmmakers will be shown at the 6th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival, slated for March 7-10. Based in the capital Kathmandu, the festival intends to establish a forum for advancing human rights through screening films. The 15-minute short film 'It Rains Slowly' directed by ... government war
International human rights groups have slammed Nepal for failing to prosecute wartime rights abusers, saying the government did not show seriousness to deliver justice to the victims. The one-year extensions of Nepal's two transitional justice mechanisms without necessary legal and institutional reforms ... government war
The TRC and CIEDP have fallen short of international standards, both in constitution and operation, despite repeated orders by the Supreme Court of Nepal. Among other flaws, the current legal framework allows for the possibility of amnesties and effective impunity for gross human rights violations ... government war
Mar 20, 2018-The Indian government has decided to provide Rs 800,000 to the family of a Nepali man who died at the hands of Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) ... This is the first time that the Indian government is providing compensation to a Nepali citizen saying that the SSB had violated the human rights by beating ...
... by women or feature issues relating to women empowerment and human rights. The screened films will be ranked and four films will be awarded under the categories—Jury Award; Best Fiction Film (Nepali); Best Fiction Film (foreign); and Best Documentary—each carrying a cash purse of NRs 40,000.
The 6th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) 2018 with the theme 'Empowering Women' kicked-off on March 7 at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu and it will go on from March 7 to March 10. 71 films from over 30 countries around the world made on human rights ...
The Sixth Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) was held during March 7-10, 2018 in Kathmandu. Over 30 selected films from around the globe made on human rights issues were screened during the festival. The NHRIFF also screened three other Iranian films including 'Compatriot' ...
LIBANG, ROLPA –The Human Rights Awareness Centre (HURAC), Rolpa has implemented the micro enterprise development programme in Rolpa district for poverty alleviation. The programme is run in eight places including in one municipality and seven rural municipalities, Programme coordinator ...
There are increasing calls from both national and international stakeholders to amend the TRC law so that it meets international human rights standards. On February 26, 2015 Nepal's Supreme Court ruled that there should not be amnesty or pardons for serious human rights violations, such as extrajudicial ...

HETAUDA, MAKAWANPUR: Human rights activists fighting against violence against women (VAW) are becoming targets of perpetrators lately, said a ... who works for Makawanpur district branch of Maiti Nepal, also echoed Pathak's thoughts, saying such threats have affected the work of human rights ...
... 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, ...
KATHMANDU — Nepal-based diplomatic community and human rights defenders have stressed the need to address the war-era human rights violation incidents through reliable transitional justice. It was insisted at a programme jointly organized by the UN Office in Nepal, European Union, Germany and ...
(New York) – The Nepali government held local, provincial, and national elections in 2017, following longtime political instability and debate over new provinces, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. However, despite some halting progress on transitional justice for abuses during the ...
As a reflection of the high priority placed on the promotion and protection of human rights of mentally disabled persons, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal has included it in its Strategic Plan 2015-20. In this regard, the NHRC Strategy Plan Support Project (SPSP)—supported by ...
KALAIYA — Forty-seven cases related to human rights violation took place in Bara district in 2017, according to Bara chapter of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC). At a review programme of Nepal Human Rights Year Book, INSEC representative Laxmi Shah said that incidents related to human rights ...
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 ...
(New York) – Authorities in Nepal should immediately make public the December 14, 2017 report of a special commission on the Terai violence in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The High-Level Inquiry Commission was established in 2016 to investigate alleged excessive and indiscriminate use of ...
“Such provisions only drive migration further underground and a considerable number of Nepali women use irregular channels through India, often at hands of unscrupulous recruiters,” said Morales, adding, “I hence strongly urge Nepali authorities to develop a human rights based, holistic and ...
"These bans are ineffective and create the consequence that women migrate through irregular channels and become victims of trafficking," said the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales. "They (the government) don't realise it's discrimination, but these policies ...
It will come into effect in August, when anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom faces a three-month jail sentence and a 3,000 rupee (US$30) fine. Manju Mahat, a district women's rights official, said chhaupadi was "a clear violation of our human rights" and urged women's families to "take responsibility ...
"The Nepal delegation extended an invitation to Justice Dattu to participate in the South Asia Regional Conference being organised by it in Kathmandu from 9th -11th April, 2018 to facilitate a regional dialogue on identifying challenges in realising human rights in South Asia. The Conference aims at ...
The Nepal delegation also extended an invitation to Justice Dattu to participate in a South Asia Regional Conference being organised by it in Kathmandu from 9th - 11th April 2018 to facilitate a regional dialogue on identifying challenges in realizing human rights in South Asia. The Conference also aims at ...
The restive Southern Plains of Nepal witnessed bloodshed and wide spread protest with reports of human rights abuse and destruction of the properties worth million of rupees after the promulgation of the constitution in the year of 2015. The Tikapur incident which became the center of the attention and the ...
Myanmar's army chief, who is accused of masterminding the ethnic cleansing of his country's Rohingya people, is in Kathmandu on a four-day visit. The Nepal Army said he is here to study Nepal's peace process, especially the demobilisation of the rebel fighters. Several human rights activists have ...
The Burmese Army Chief who is accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing on his country's Rohingya people is in Kathmandu on a four-day visit. The Nepal Army said he was here to study Nepal's peace process, especially the demobilisation of the rebel fighters. Several human rights activists have ...
Dec 10, 2017-Although basic human rights were guaranteed under the International Human Rights Law many years before, it was only in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990 that the provisions relating to human rights were incorporated for the first time. Provisions relating to human rights were incorporated in the ...
“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.
KATHAMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the status of human rights in the country was still not strong due to the protracted transition. Receiving the Human Rights Commission's annual report (2073-74 BS) amidst a ceremony today at the Office of the President, Shital Niwas, the ...
With floods and landslides being an annual disaster in Nepal, it is high time the government initiated long-term measures to minimise damage and casualties. The government needs to put in place advance warning systems across Nepal, as well as adequate measures to prevent losses from floods, ...
A recent case reported by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) shows how dangerous it can be for women human rights defenders (WHRDs): Ms. Rajkumari Upadhaya of the District Women's Rights Forum in Parsa District, Nepal was physically attacked by her neighbours, allegedly for her work ...
Human rights poetry, A poetry recitation programme on the occasion of 69th International Human Rights Day organised by Amnesty International Nepal. Renowned and established Nepali poets, litterateurs including the younger generation will participate. 9 December, 1:00 -3:30pm, Basantapur Durbar ...
Addressing the legacies of Nepal's past won't be easy with the massive challenges that lie ahead: deep-seated political rivalries; ethnic, class, and regional divisions; and a lack of justice for victims of war crimes. But attempting to simply move forward won't make them go away; it will ensure that they bring ...
... as well as to participate and stand for election, in line with Nepal's constitution and international human rights conventions, the embassy said: ...
Nepal has come a long way since the signing of the Comprehensive ... more and more vital evidence related to human rights abuses from ...
KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has concluded that though 11 years have already been elapsed since the ...
Accham, a district in far-western Nepal, is ahead in terms of cases ... at an interaction on 'Identification of issues of human rights' organised ...
Nepal's political parties on May 25, 2011 had expressed their commitments to ... National Human Rights Commission member Govinda Sharma ...
Kathmandu, NEPAL — The Carter Center has launched an international ... advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; ...
It took Nepal Police eight years to nab Maoist Centre leader ... Maoist Centre human rights violations and transitional justice will face a setback.
On October 16, Nepal was elected by the UN General Assembly to a three-year term as a member of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council ...
Mandira Sharma, a founder of the Nepali human rights group Advocacy Forum, told 100Reporters she believed the United States had missed a ...


 

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