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Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Launch of the Documentary Achhut (“Untouchable”) 14 August 2008, Kathmandu
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Significant steps have been taken in Nepal to address some of the worst examples of discrimination and exclusion, including caste-based discrimination. These include the Legislature’s declaration of the elimination of untouchability in 2006 and the election of a greater number of Dalits and members of other marginalized communities than ever before to a legislature – the Constituent Assembly – in the proportional representation section of April’s election. However much more should and can be done, as recent research by OHCHR-Nepal has found. Concerning access to justice, for example, law enforcement
agencies must more effectively enforce existing legislation, including by filing First Information Reports (FIRs). Communities must also be educated about their existing rights to justice and non-discrimination, which I assume is one purpose of the documentary being
launched here today.

#UNTOUCHABLE #ACHHUT #RICHARDBENNETT #DOCUMENTARY #RIGHTS #DALITS
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UNOHCHR ,   (2008 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, DISCRIMINATION, LEGISLATURE, ELECTIONS, JUSTICE, INTERROGATION, CONFLICT, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, CIVIL SOCIETY, CONSTITUTION, EDUCATION, PEACE
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.01  -  Discrimination
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