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OHCHR urges the Prompt Establishment of a Witness and Victim Protection Mechanism in Nepal
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Following the conclusion of a South Asian Regional seminar and a national consultation on witness and victim protection, attended by representatives from the South Asian countries as well as Nepal, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, calls on the Government to promptly establish an effective mechanism to ensure protection for all victims of, and witnesses to, human rights violations and abuses. This includes the passing of comprehensive legislation and further requires the key actors to pay particular attention to the specific protection needs of women and children.The Government of Nepal has already committed to safeguarding the rights of victims and witnesses, including their protection, through the ratification of a number of international human rights treaties including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In light of the future establishment of the transitional justice mechanisms, it is now time for Nepal to adopt the specific measures to make such protection a practical reality.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2010 )
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Press Release in English
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VICTIM PROTECTION MECHANISM, HUMAN RIGHT, CONFLICT WITNESS, TORTURE VICTIMS, CRIMINAL LEGISLATION, ABUSE, VIOLATION, CICIL RIGHT, POLITICAL RIGHT, JUSTICE MECHANISM, PARTIAL REALITY, HUMAN RIGHT TREATIES
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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13.01.00  -  Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
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