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Human Rights in Nepal A Status Report 2003
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The rise of the Maoist insurgency, by and large,can be attributed to the absence of protection of economic and social rights of the marginalized people. Because of the violent conflict between the Maoists and the State, human rights of the people are being violated repeatedly, not to mention the loss of over 7,000 lives, which include many innocent men, women and children. It has now been established that both parties have flagrantly violated the fundamental rights of people during the seven-year conflict. This report is based on an objective, independent and impartial study of current human rights situation in Nepal. It has been prepared after thorough, extensive consultations between human rights stakeholders and prominent members of the civil society. It tries to capture the perspective of the intelligentsia as well as of the people at the grassroots in all possible ways. Since human rights embrace wide ranging issues, some may feel that this report does not concentrate on other pressing subjects, but no document can include everything in the ever-expanding frontier of human rights today. Moreover, keeping in mind that there are many issues in which people differ in significant ways, we have tried our best to present and discuss what we perceive to be the major human rights issues in Nepal. Thus,we have deliberately presented a non-prescriptive report. The report helps the readers to identify the areas needing improvements and transformations in the Constitution, various legislation and administrative procedures and practices, as well as issues in the process of development planning and its implementation mechanisms. The National Human Rights Commission sincerely hopes that our leaders, legislators, development planners, human rights activists, civil society and citizens at large will benefit from this situation paper. I hope the report will serve our government institutions as an important reference document and that will be of special importance to the many human rights NGOs and professional organizations that have been fighting long and hard for the human rights of the Nepalese people.
Publisher:
NHRC, UNDP ,   (2003 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
MAOIST INSURGENCY, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT, LIFE EXPECTANCY, BRUTALITY, TADA, TRAFFICKING, RAPE, HEALTH, VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN, ADEQUATE HOUSING, PRESS FREEDOM, ABUSE, JUDICIAL TREND, JANJATIS, POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES, DALITS, MEDIA PERSON, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, MARGINALIZED PEOPLE, VIOLENT CONFLICT, PEACE AND SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, CIVIL SOCIETY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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