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The Report of the NHRI of Nepal on the UPR Processes July 5, 2010 This report was prepared by the national human rights institutions (here in after referred to NHRI) of Nepal namely the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), National Women Commission (NWC) and National Dalit Commission (NDC). The NHRC was establi...
NHRC, NWC, NDC, (2010)
United Nations Independent Experts Call on States to Strengthen the Protection of Women from Violence On the occasion of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk, and the Spe...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 14 December 2007 OHCHR concerned about rising tension in Gaur OHCHR is concerned once again over rising tension in Gaur, Rautahat District. As both the Madheshi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) and the CPN-Maoists (CPN-M) prepare for protests and programmes in Gaur on Saturday and Sunday respectively, OHCHR wishes ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press release, Monday, 6 July 09 On 6 July OHCHR-Nepal, Representative, Richard Bennett, met with Defence Minister, Bidhya Bhandari, and expressed concern about the recommended promotion of Major General Toran Jung Bahadur Singh to Lieutenant General. The OHCHR acknowledges and app...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २०६६ पुस ५ उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय - नेपालद्वारा संयम अपनाउन आग्रह "सार्वजनिक राजमार्गहरु खाली गराउने प्रहरीको अधिकार तथा शान्तिपूर्ण रुपमा प्रदर्शन गर्ने प्रदर्शनकारीहरुको अधिकार रहेको कुरालाई मा स्वीकार गर्छु, तर संयम अपनाउन, उत्तेजित पर्ने खालका कार्य हुन नदिन तथा संवादमार्फत तनाव कम गर्न मा सबै समुहहरुलाई आह्वान...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २०६४ मंगसिर २८ गौरमा बढ्दो तनावप्रति उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय चिन्तित रौतहट जिल्लाको गौरमा भएको बढ्दो तनावप्रति उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय फेरी चिन्तित भएको छ। मधेशी जनअधिकार फोरम (फोरम ) र नेकपा (माओबादी) दुवैले क्रमश: शनिबार र आइतबार गौरमा विरोध प्रदर्शन तथा अरु कार्यक्रमहरुको तयारी गरिरहेको हुनाले उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय २...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the launch of OHCHR’s Handbook for Civil Society (in Nepali) 30 November 2009, Pokhara This bulletin includes remarks by Richard Bennett that was delivered at the launch of OHCHR’s Handbook for Civil Society (in Nepali).The handbook is a global publication published by OHCHR Geneva, and the English version was released in Kathmandu in...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
United Nations Office Of the High Commissioner for Human Rights In NEPAL Sunday, 5 July 09 Speaking points for Richard for Patan Appellate Court Bar Association Event The process of making a new Constitution for Nepal offers an unparalleled opportunity to consider ways of strengthening the human rights legal framework. It allows the opportunity to fashion solutions which encapsulate the aspirations and commitment...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Kapilvastu to assess responses to September 2007 violence UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang and OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett visited Kapilvastu on Friday to assess first hand what has been done to address the causes and impact of the violence in Kapilvastu in Septem...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Human Rights Messages on International Migrants Day, 18 December Migrant women are often employed in domestic service and face working conditions akin to modern slavery, including confiscation of their identity documents, low and late payment of wages, and long working days with no or little opportunity to rest an...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR Concerned About Rising Tension in Gaur OHCHR is concerned once again over rising tension in gaur, rautahat district. as both the madheshi People rights forum MPRF and the CPN-Maoists CPN-M prepare for protests and programmers in gaur on Saturday and Sunday respectively, OHCHR wishes to dr...
OHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR Urges CPN-M To Cooperate With Reintegration Of Minors Associated With Armed Forces And Armed Groups OHCHR-Nepal is concerned about the growing number of reports from various districts that the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) and associated organizations have coerced or forced persons who were under 18 years old at the time of their recruitm...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls For An End to Violence By All Sides In Terai Protests In the midst of reports of growing violence in many parts of the Terai, OHCHR-Nepal is urging the Nepal Police and APF to exercise restraint in response to protests. The Office also calls on protesting groups to use only peaceful means. Respect for h...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Chief Briefs Media On Human Rights Priorities Richard Bennett, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, on Friday held a briefing for media in Kathmandu to outline OHCHR-Nepal’s priorities for the coming months. The briefing focused on the following themes:Public securi...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Hosts Discussion On Ending Impunity For Sexual Violence Today, OHCHR-Nepal hosted a panel discussion on challenges and recommendations on ending impunity for acts of sexual violence committed against women. The panel took place in the framework of the yearly campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Vio...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At a Programme to Mark International Women’s Day (8 March) 7 March 2009, Nachghar, Kathmandu This year’s theme for the Day is Women and Men Unite to End Violence Against Women and Girls. This issue is, of course, one that plagues all societies, be they in the north or south, be they rich or poor. So, on March 8 all of us who have made a per...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by INHURED 27 April 2009, Kathmandu It’s important that you have chosen human rights benchmarks in the new Constitution as the theme for this workshop because so much of the unrest in Nepal has at its heart issues of human rights violations. These include discrimination and lack of in...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by Victims of the Jana Andolan, Injured and Martyred Families Concern Centre Ad-Hoc Committee 4 April 2009, Kathmandu It is important that the voices and concerns raised by victims’ groups will be genuinely heard and reflected in the draft Constitution as it evolves. I have noticed that you are also going to discuss rule of law and transitional justice issues in co...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme to Mark World Press Freedom Day Organised by the Federation of Nepali Journalists and UNESCO With Support From OHCHR-Nepal OHCHR remains concerned about the state of media freedom in Nepal. In January, Uma Singh became the latest journalist to be killed in the post-conflict era. Although the Nepal Police appears to have duly carried out its investigation in this case, m...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Joint Press Release-UN: Transitional Justice Process must comply with International Law 2011 Kathmandu, 13 September 2011 – In a joint statement released today the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Head of the UN Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) welcomed the Government’s recent commitment to establish the long awaite...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Remedies And Rights Revoked: Impunity Through Case Withdrawals (23rd June) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) today released a Legal Opinion paper entitled “Remedies and Rights Revoked: Case Withdrawals for Serious Crimes in Nepal”. Drawing on Nepal’...
UNOHCHR, NHRC, (2011)
UN Releases Summary Of Concerns And Suggests Recommendations To Address Extra Judicial Killings (23rd September) Kathmandu - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) released today a Summary of Concerns entitled Investigating Allegations of Extra-Judicial Killings (EJK) in the Terai 1 covering the period between...
UNOHCHR, (2010)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL PRESS RELEASE – 23 December 2005 OHCHR questions “action” against candidates and officials The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal has written to the leadership of the CPN(M) asking for clarification of their Press Statement issued yesterday which announced that “people’s actions” to be taken from January 26 will i...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL साउन २०, २०६७ रिचार्ड बेनेटद्वारा प्रधानमन्त्रीसंग बिदाई भेट तथा मानवअधिकारबारे विचारविमर्श नेपालमा आफ्नो कार्यकाल पूरा गरि प्रस्थान गर्न लाग्नुभएका संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपालका प्रमुख रिचार्ड बेनेटले आज प्रधानमंत्री माधवकुमार नेपालसंग बिदाई भेट गर्नुभयो। उहाका साथ उपप्रमुख ज्योति सान्घेरा पनि हुनुहुन्थ्यो।...
UNOHCHR, (2010)
युनिसेफ तथा नेपालस्थित मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालयद्वारा संयुक्त रुपमा जारी वक्तव्य "बालअधिकारको संरक्षण गर" एनेकपा (माओबादी)को प्रदर्शनमा बालबालिकाको प्रयोगले उनीहरुलाई हिंसाको जोखिममा तथा खतरापूर्ण हुन सक्ने स्थितिमा पुर्याउने हुनाले संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय बालकोष (युनिसेफ) तथा नेपालस्थित संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय (उच्चायुक्तको का...
UNOHCHR, UNICEF, (2010)
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २०६७ वैशाख १६ संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघद्वारा आगामी विरोध कार्यक्रमहरुका क्रममा संयम अपनाउन आह्वान एकीकृत नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी (माओबादी)द्वारा घोषित विरोध कार्यक्रमहरुका सन्दर्भमा संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको नेपालस्थित कार्यालय (उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय - नेपाल) सबै पात्रहरु - एनेकपा (माओबादी), सरकार र सुरक्षाफौज - लाई तनावपूर्ण र...
UNOHCHR, (2010)
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २०६६ फाल्गुन १८ संचारगृहका अध्यक्ष अरुण सिंघानियाको हत्याको उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय- नेपालद्वारा भत्सर्ना जनकपुरमा २०६६ फाल्गुन १७ गते गोलि हानी हत्या गरिएका जनकपुर टुडे संचारगृहका अध्यक्ष अरुण सिंघानियाको हत्याबारे थाहा पाउदा उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय-नेपाल अत्यन्त चिन्तित भएको छ।यो घटना सोहि संचारगृहमा कार्यरत महिला पत्रकार उमा सिंहको हत्या भएको एक वर्षपछि...
UNOHCHR, (2010)
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २०६७ भदौ १३ (बेपत्ता पारिएका व्यक्तिहरुको अन्तराष्ट्रिय दिवस - अगस्ट ३०) बेपत्ता पार्ने कार्यसम्बन्धी सत्यको खोजी शान्ति प्रक्रियाको केन्द्रमा रहन्छ बेपत्ता पारिएका व्यक्तिहरुको अन्तराष्ट्रिय दिवस (अगस्ट ३०) का अवसरमा संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल (उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय - नेपाल) तीन बर्षभन्दा बढी समयदेखि थाती रहेको सर्वोच्च अदालत को २०६४ जेठ १८ गतेको अभूतपूर्व निर्ण...
UNOHCHR, (2010)
Emancipation of bonded labourers in Nepal Highlights: 1.The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) has been working to help set free and rehabilitate “Haliyas” – bonded labourers from traditionally marginalized communities who have been forced to work without pa...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
An Address to Members of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal By Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kathmandu 19 April 2011 This bulletin consists of the speech by Ms. Kyung-wha Kang about the peace process and political consensus on important issues.It also includes drafting the new Constitution, to establish a new foundation for national order in the country based on r...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Talking Points for Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Closing of the UNESCO/FNJ Conference Media & Dialogue 3 May 2009, Kathmandu IFJ’s annual report notes a growing trend of anti-media attitudes held by ordinary citizens throughout the region. These are people who the report says are frightened by insecurity and sceptical about the promise of positive change. They feel let dow...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
World Drug Report (2013) The findings of the World Drug Report 2013 deliver important lessons for the forthcoming high-level review of the commitments that countries reaffirmed in 2009 on the measures for drug control. These measures are laid out in the Political Declaration...
UNODC, (2013)
OHCHR - Nepal Reiterates Its Call For Non-violent Demonstrations and Political Rallies On the eve of planned rallies in Janakpur and Nepalgunj, OHCHR -Nepal is reiterating its call to all concerned actors to exercise restraint and take the necessary steps to ensure that violence will not recur at this critical time in the peace process...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist Birendra Sah The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal condemns the murder of journalist Birendra Sah. The killing was announced yesterday by the CPN-M on the basis of the findings of its probe committee. It is now imperative that the State au...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR Reiterates Its Call For The Government To Protect Suspected Burial Sites of Victims Of Disappearance Nepal is concerned to learn that, six days after the site was identified and despite a formal request by the National Human Rights Commission, the Government has not yet taken steps to protect the site in Shivapuri National Park where it is alleg...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bus Bombing In Bara District; Urges Non-violent Demonstrations And Political Rallies OHCHR-Nepal condemns the bombing Friday of a bus in Bara District, which killed at least seven people and injured many others. The Office offers condolences to the families of the victims, and urges security officials to take swift action to bring to...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal hands over human rights pocketbook to Nepal Police OHCHR- Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Thursday handed over 58,000 copies of a pocketbook on human rights to Nepal Police SSP Binod Singh. The Human Rights Standing Order for Nepal Police (Nepal Prahari Manab Adhikar Sthai Adesh) consists...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal welcomes Supreme Court decision on Sexual Minorities OHCHR-Nepal welcomes the Supreme Court decision that the State must ensure that members of sexual minorities are able to enjoy their human rights without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or identity, as can other individuals, and...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Public Consultations on TRC Bill Must Not Be Cut Short – OHCHR-Nepal OHCHR-Nepal is concerned that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) might be established before essential, broad-based public consultations can be completed. The Office has confirmed that the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction is planning to...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Special Rapporteur On The Human Rights Of Migrants And Chairman Of The Committee On The Protection Of The Rights Of All Migrant Workers And Members Of Their Families Issue Joint Statement To Mark International Migrants Day The special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge Bustamante, and the Chairman of the Committee on the protection on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families, Prasad Kariywasam, issued the followi...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement By Richard Bennett Representative Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights In Nepal Human dignity is at the heart of human rights, and there is no greater affront to human dignity than torture. 10 December 2008 is the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the foundation of international human...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Welcome Remarks By Jyoti Sanghera, Deputy Representative Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights in Nepal -Delivered At The Panel Discussion to Mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June) OHCHR-Nepal programmer was originally scheduled for the 26thof June, but was cancelled because of a bandh. As you also might know, June 26th, marked the 21st anniversary of the coming into force of the united nations Convention against torture and Other Cruel, ...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Nepal At the 2nd National Convention of Campaign for Human Rights & Social Transformation (CAHURAST) 8 March 2009, Kathmandu Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Women and Men Unite to End Violence Against Women and Girls. The responsibility for ending violence is at least as much men’s as it is women’s. I would like to recognize the women h...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Nepal At the Signing of Guidelines for Cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) 20 February 2009 Key areas of collaboration will include the promotion of human rights through the dissemination of information and educational materials and the organisation of joint trainings for, amongst others, government, law enforcement officials and civil soc...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed by States in accordance with the Charter, Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all...
UNHR/OHCHR, (2007)
Global Financial Crisis, Volatile Food Prices, make Agricultural Focus Urgent, UN Human Rights Food Expert tells UN Commission on Sustainable Development. NEW YORK / GENEVA -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, has outlined some of the crucial choices that must be made to design more sustainable food systems in a world facing climate change and declinin...
OHCHR, (2009)
High Commissioner for Human Rights Visiting Nepal UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay will make her first official visit to Nepal 18-22 March. The objectives of the visit are to see firsthand the activities of OHCHR’s country office, to assess the overall human rights situation...
OHCHR, (2009)
Impunity Remains Major Obstacle to the Peace Process Five Years After Killing of Maina Sunuwar Tuesday will mark five years since the torture and killing of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar by members of the former Royal Nepal Army. Despite a September 2007 Supreme Court ruling that police conduct an investigation and years of advocacy by the human r...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR and Human Rights Organisations of Kapilvastu Organise Human Rights Week POKHARA– OHCHR-Nepal’s Western Regional Office is supporting the human rights organisations of Kapilvastu District to organise a Human Rights Week in Taulihawa from 12 to 18 April. Authorities, civil society members and the general population are al...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Condemns Threats to Editors and Publishers The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHRNepal) is seriously concerned about threats to editors and publishers over news reporting on the murder of media entrepreneur Jamim Shah who was shot dead in Kathmandu...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls for an End to Violence by All Sides in Chitwan protests OHCHR-Nepal is extremely concerned about the use of live ammunition by police. One person was reportedly killed and several others injured, three critically, after police fired live ammunition in Tandi of Ratnanagar Municipality, Chitwan District, on...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls for Swift Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on Dhanusha Disappearance OHCHR-Nepal welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the enforced disappearances of five students in Dhanusha District in October 2003. At a 2 February hearing on writ petitions filed in August 2007, the Supreme Court ordered the Nep...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Killing of Woman Journalist Uma Singh OHCHR-Nepal deplores the murder on 11 January of Janakpur-based journalist Uma Singh, who died after she was attacked at her home by men armed with khukhuris. No one has yet claimed responsibility. The Office calls on Nepal Police to conduct a prom...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Disappearance Law Consistent with International Standards The Government of Nepal has submitted a bill to theLegislature-Parliament for consideration to substitute for the Disappearances (Crime and Punishment) Ordinance 2065. OHCHR-Nepal supports the Government’s efforts to criminalise enforced disappeara...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Government to Take Steps to End Kamalari practices and Undertake Search for Missing Girls and Women. OHCHR-Nepal notes with concern that no concrete steps have been taken to end the practice of Kamalari, by which adolescent girls from poor Tharu families are sent to work in private homes, where they are at risk of severe exploitation, including sexu...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Representatives Visit Communities Affected by September 2007 Violence in Kapilvastu. OHCHR-Nepal Head of Protection Gillian Kitley and Head of Western Regional Office Britta Madsen met on Wednesday with groups representing victims of the violence that resulted in the deaths of 14 people in Kapilvastu in September 2007. As part ...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Urges all to React Peacefully to Political Developments. OHCHR-Nepal urges all parties to exercise restraint in response to Sunday’s political developments. Organisers of rallies should ensure that participants act in a peaceful manner and within the law. Police should prevent violence and respond with res...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Welcomes Judicial Reform of the Supreme Court. OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Tuesday met newly appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Rt. Hon Min Bahadur Rayamajhi. The Representative, in the meeting, noted a number of judicial reforms which the Chief Justice has initiat...
OHCHR, (2009)
Victim and Others at Risk After Conviction of two Persons in Domestic Violence Case in Nepalgunj. NEPALGUNJ – OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned about reports of threats received by the victim, human rights defenders and others in relation to their involvement in the case of Hasrun Idrisi, which was decided by the Banke District Court on 19 Januar...
OHCHR, (2009)
Human rights, elections and young people 4 July 2007 The right to participation is one of the key principles with regard to electoral and political processes. Young people like yourselves will be the leaders of the future. You are among the stakeholders of the peace process, and you should have an impo...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Final briefing to media 22 June 2007 The workshops focused on “Human Rights in the Peace Process” and have brought together political parties, the Chief District Officer (CDO) and representatives from the police and other district authorities as well as civil society, including from the...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Interaction on Independence of Judiciary for Human Rights Speech delivered by Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Head, OHCHR-Nepal Thursday, 26 May 2011 This bulletin includes the speech delivered by Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, the head of OHCHR-Nepal regarding very important theme “Independence of Judiciary for Human Rights”, chosen by Nepal Bar Association.It is crystal clear that judicial Independence is ...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Opening Remarks By Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Roundtable on Strategies for addressing discriminatory citizenship provisions against women in the forthcoming Constitution Kathmandu - April 19, 2011 This bulletin involves about Roundtable on Strategies for addressing discriminatory citizenship provisions against women in the forthcoming Constitution.Ms.Kyung-wha Kang applauds the National Women’s Commission for its year-long campaign “End Gender...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
PRESS STATEMENT Thursday, 10 November 2011 UN concerned over recent Govt. decisions to appoint, pardon and promote alleged perpetrators of human rights violations This press release involves concern of United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal)over a series of recent decisions by the Government of Nepal to appoint, promote or pardon public officials implicated inserious crimes and human rights a...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Speech by Sandra Beidas Acting Representative, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal National Conference on Indigenous Women of Nepal, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 9 August 2007 Ending discrimination and social exclusion of indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups is one of the biggest challenges of the peace process in Nepal. Women belonging to marginalised groups face multiple discrimination and have been excluded ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Ai Kihara-Hunt Acting Chief, Far Western Regional Office, OHCHR-Nepal Delivered at the NHRC Exhibition Day, Dhangadhi, 22 April 2007 OHCHR operates according to an Agreement with the Government of Nepal, which has just been renewed for another two years. Its mandate includes these objectives: • To monitor the observance of human rights throughout the country; • Advise authori...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Annette Lyth Human Rights Officer Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a mass gathering on Sustainable Peace and Realization of Human Rights for All Public Youth School, Siraha The Women’s Charter for Equality and Just Peace describes well the situation of women in Nepal: “Women are sidelined and (permitted) to perform limited roles (among) women due to class, caste, religion, sexual orientation, geography, language and phy...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
STATEMENT BY HIGH COMMISSIONER LOUISE ARBOUR ON THE OCCASION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 10 December 2007 The Universal Declaration and its core values- inherent human dignity, justice, non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality- apply to everyone, everywhere,always. In all parts of the world, individuals, groups, organisations, and Gove...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights At the Greater National Political Conference 18 November 2007, Kathmandu OHCHR-Nepal notes that the process of dialogue has not entirely reflected the views of all marginalized groups, and this creates challenges to the implementation of agreements that have been or will be reached, since not all groups feel common owners...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at an Interaction Programme on Democracy, Dignity and Peace Regarding Dalit Emancipation in Nepal 5 December 2007, Kathmandu Dignity is, of course, not one of the human rights laid out in the Declaration, nor in the human rights instruments that have come into force in the past 60 years. However, it is difficult to imagine living a life of dignity without that life includi...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the event Celebrating Diversity,Organized by Blue Diamond Society 12 September 2007, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal’s Interim Constitution, consistent with the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 21 November 2006, sets out a framework for abolishing discrimination and addressing the problems in Nepalese society related to oppressed and neglect...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Felicitation Ceremony for Newly Appointed Officials of NHRC Kathmandu, 2 November 2007 OHCHR’s mandate includes supporting the NHRC to discharge its own mandate, including promotion, protection and reporting on human rights.A strong and independent national human rights institution that upholds national and international standards is c...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the HURON Program to mark Human Rights Day 10 December 2007, Kathmandu Nepal has proclaimed its commitment to human rights through, for instance, ratification of international treaties, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and provisions in the Interim Constitution. However, converting these commitments into realities for ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Release of EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, Local Implementation Strategy in Nepal 10 October 2007 Who are the human rights defenders? They are, of course, members of human rights NGOs,who Nepalese have grown used to seeing dressed in blue vests monitoring demonstrations. But they can also be women and men who work as teachers, civil servants or a...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement to The Press The visit is part of the Secretary-General’s continuing effort to help find a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Nepal.The United Nations has been present in this country for a long time. carries out programmed and activities across a range of de...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
OHCHR ­Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights On the occasion of the 58th International Human Rights Day 10 December 2006 This bulletin includes about the 58th International Human Rights Day and three issues in the transitional period that must be addressed in order to ensure that there will be no human rights abuses in Nepal in the future. OHCHR ­Nepal will give prio...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
OHCHR­ Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 11 February 2007 The High Commissioner has committed her Office to support the peace process through the monitoring of all human rights aspects of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement throughout Nepal. OHCHR­ Nepal will continue to give priority to its monitoring activ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Lena Sundh Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal 17 February 2007 The High Commissioner has committed the Office to support the peace process through the monitoring of all human rights aspects of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement throughout Nepal. OHCHR-Nepal will continue to give priority to its monitoring and pre...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Speech by Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal On the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Dhangadi, 21 March 2007 In its most recent report in 2004, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called for action based on the Government of Nepal’s Report of the same year. The Committee made recommendations on 13 area...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
UN: Transitional Justice Process must comply with International Law “As Nepal moves forward in its peace process and strengthens its democratic institutions to build a strong and stable future, calls for amnesties or for case withdrawals involving serious crimes would be steps in the wrong direction,” said Robert Pip...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Press Release – 19 October 2006 High Commissioner Tables Report on Nepal at the General Assembly The positive steps which have been taken and highlights the fact that the peace process offers a hope of continuing improvements in respect for human rights by all parties. #PeaceProcess #SustainablePeace #NepaleseArmy #Respect #Protection #Abuse...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Alternative Report of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to the UN Human Rights Committee on the Combined Second, Third and Fourth Periodic Reports of Nepal Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights In the present submission, the ICJ expresses concern about the failure of the authorities to meet its obligations under Article 2(3) of the Covenant to ensure effective remedies for violations of Covenant rights, including those gross violations of h...
UNOHCHR, (2014)
Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General (Tenth session, Agenda item 2) The present report covers the human rights situation and the activities of the office of the High Commissioner in Nepal (OHCHR Nepal) during 2008. There have been very significant political developments since the report submitted by my predecessor la...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Implementation Of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 Entitled “Human Rights Council” (Fourth session, Item 2 of the provisional agenda) On 16 February 2006, the High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted to the Commission on Human Rights her report on the human rights situation and the activities of her Office, including technical cooperation, in Nepal (E/CN.4/2006/107) covering th...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Nineteenth session, Agenda item 2) This is the sixth and final report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation and the activities of her Office in Nepal. The Government of Nepal has decided not to renew the mandate of the Offi...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
OHCHR Press Briefing :Spokesperson For The UN High Commissioner For Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani ( 24 November 2015) We are alarmed by reports that at least four people have been killed and many injured, from both sides, in violent clashes over the weekend during protests in the Terai area of southern Nepal. The latest killings bring to at least 50 the death toll s...
UNONCHR, (2015)
All Must Respect Human Rights on Election Day – OHCHR-Nepal OHCHR-Nepal is urging all Nepalis to use the election ‘cooling off’ period to help ensure that on Election Day, voters will be able to exercise their right to choose their representatives free of intimidation, violence and threats. Voters should und...
OHCHR, (2008)
Arbour Says Harrassment and Secrecy Laws Undermine Press Freedom - Statement to mark World Press Freedom Day (3 May). UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour marked World Press Freedom Day, which falls on 3 May, by underscoring the importance of the media’s efforts to carry out their vital task of informing the public about key events and policies – a r...
OHCHR, (2008)
Arbour Welcomes Nepal’s Constituent Assembly Elections (APRIL 2008). GENEVA - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour congratulated the people of Nepal on Thursday’s elections for a Constituent Assembly, which she described as a crucial advance in the country’s historic transition, and o...
OHCHR, (2008)
Banke Killing Restricts the Freedom of all to Participate in CA Elections – OHCHR - Nepal. NEPALGUNJ – The Mid-Western Regional Office of OHCHR-Nepal continues to investigate the killing on Tuesday 18 March of Kamal Prasad Adhikari, a candidate in the Constituent Assembly elections from the Rastriya Janamorcha party in constituency no. 2 o...
OHCHR, (2008)
Mass Arrests in Kathmandu Violate Right to Freedom from Arbitrary Detention – OHCHR-Nepal. OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned at the arrests and arbitrary detentions of individuals in Kathmandu [in recent days] by the Nepal Police (NP). The individuals were arrested on the grounds that they planned to participate in protests related to incide...
OHCHR, (2008)
Mass Arrests in Kathmandu Violate Rights to Peaceful Protests. OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned at the arbitrary arrests and detentions of several hundred individuals recently in Kathmandu including reportedly 475 on 24 March by the Nepal Police (NP). The individuals appear to have been arrested on the grounds t...
OHCHR, (2008)
New UN Convention Guarantees Rights for Persons with Disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) became the first international human rights instrument to come into force in the 21st century when on 3 May Ecuador became the 20th state to ratify the treaty. The Convention does...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls on Political Actors to Ensure Respect for Human Rights in CA Elections. OHCHR-Nepal is urging all political actors to respect the political rights of all others participating in the Constituent Assembly election process. This environment cannot be created through security measures alone and will require the cooperation o...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bombing of Mosque in Biratnagar. Biratnagar – OHCHR-Nepal condemns the bombing on Saturday 29 March of a mosque in the Sarauchiya area of Biratnagar, Morang District. OHCHR offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and urges the police to conduct a prompt investi...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Investigating Dang, Surkhet Killings; Urges Calm. OHCHR-Nepal deplores the violent deaths of at least 10 people in Surkhet and Dang districts on 8 and 9 April, and urges all parties to show restraint and avoid provocation at this crucial moment, and to focus on the holding of peaceful and fair elect...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Investigating Possible Excessive Use of Force in Dhangadhi Killings. OHCHR-Nepal is very concerned about the killings by Nepal Police (NP) of three individuals, and the wounding of at least seven others, at the District Administration Office (DAO) in Kailali on 28 May. OHCHR has confirmed that one of the individuals ...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Offers Assistance to Strengthen Respect for Human Rights in Public Security Institutions Following February’s Terai Protests. This report notes that the performance of police during the Terai protests fell short of international human rights standards. However, it also acknowledges that police were working under difficult conditions, including during incidents when proteste...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Representative Discusses Human Rights with Chairman Prachanda. OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Tuesday met Chairman Prachanda of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) to discuss human rights issues following the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. The CPN-M leader stressed the Party’s com...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Representative urges end to 35-day limit for filingrape charges, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March). OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett delivered the following speech at a press conference at OHCHR’s Office in Kathmandu on Friday: Tomorrow, 8 March, is International Women's Day. This year the international theme for the day is Investing in...
OHCHR, (2008)
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