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NHRC Nepal Annual Progress Report July 2007 – June 2008
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This publication contains brief information that is published in the NHRC Annual Report of the year 2007/2008. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal was established on May 26, 2000 under National Human Rights Commission Act of 1997. The Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007 has elevated NHRC as a constitutional body giving wide range power and functions relating to the promotion, protection, respect for and fulfillment of human rights.The NHRC has been composed under article 131 of the Constitution. Article 132 of the Constitution provides about the power and functions of the Commission. Article 133 of the Constitution, provides that NHRC has to submit its annual progress report to the President of Nepal asa part of its constitutional duty. The annual progress report covers wide range of activities carried out by NHRC and its subordinate offices across the country during the year.In addition the report contains the review of the human rights situation and challenges that NHRC experienced during the year. During the year NHRC received total of 1137 complaints of human rights violation. This number is relatively less than that of previous year. The number of complains on the violation of rights of women, more specifically related to domestic violence were significantly increased. Based on the annual work plan and the strategic planning document of the Commission the NHRC performed various works during the year. The long-awaited historic Constituent Assembly elections held in April 2008. CA process has been acclaimed as a step towards making a human rights friendly constitution in the country.
Publisher:
NHRC/UNDP ,   (2008 )
Type / Script:
Annual Report in English
Keywords:
NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC), CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, RIGHT TO LIFE, RIGHT TO MOVEMENT, SOCIAL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF PRISONERS, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON (IDP),KAPILVASTU RIOT, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, PROMOTION, EXHUMATION AT SHIVAPURI JUNGLE, BOMB BLAST
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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