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Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a media briefing at OHCHR-Nepal, Kathmandu
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Inadequate public security is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges to human rights and the peace process – in Nepal today. Violence in the Terai and the lack of appropriate response from security forces in many cases, along with the readiness of many armed groups to use violence and intimidation has highlighted the question: Can an environment conducive to free and fair elections be created?
If the all important elections take place as planned, the process will highlight one of the major human rights challenge facing this country – ensuring that groups that have been historically marginalized in Nepalese society, and women, are adequately represented. This means that members of these groups must have the opportunities not only to vote according to their own wishes but also to participate in all aspects of the pre-election campaign process. And, in order for the elections to be truly inclusive, members of these groups must be represented in the Constituent Assembly.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2007 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARMED CONFLICTS, RIGHT OF ASYLUM, RIGHT TO PEACE, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WORKERS' RIGHTS, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, EQUALITY, INCOME DISTRIBUTION, POVERTY
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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