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National Human Rights Commission-Nepal and OHCHR - Nepal Observations on the National Human Rights Commission Bill - 2009 (Open Dialogue on Draft Legislation Series-2, January 2011)
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A “national human rights institution” (NHRI) is an institution with a Constitutional and/or legislative mandate to protect and promote human rights. When in compliance with the Principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights (Paris Principles), NHRIs are cornerstones of national human rights promotion and protection systems. NHRIs are independent, autonomous institutions that operate at the national level. The Paris Principles set out basic standards for NHRIs.
The National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRC) was established on 26 May 2000 under the 1997 Human Rights Commission Act. The 2007 Interim Constitution of Nepal included provisions for the establishment and functioning of the NHRC, thus elevating the institution to the status of a Constitutional body. A consequent new draft law – Draft Bill of the National Human Rights Commission with regard to its functions, duties, powers and working procedures (“Bill”) – was prepared by the Government
and registered with the Legislature Parliament in August 2009. The Bill is pending before the Legislative Parliament since then.
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) should be established by law or Constitution with guarantees of their continued existence and independence. As such, NHRC and OHCHR commend the Government of Nepal for taking the initiative to prepare a new Bill following the provision of Constitutional status for the National Human Rights Commission.

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HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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