United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
International Convention on Distr.: General
PDF File Size: 183 KB | Download   
`Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Ninety-fifth session ) presents the Summary record of the 2626th meeting Held at the Palais Wilson, Geneva, on Monday, 30 April 2018, at 3 p.m. At the invitation of the Chair, the delegation of Nepal took place at the Committee table. Mr.
Dhital(Nepal), introducing his country’s combined seventeenth to twenty-third periodic reports (CERD/C/NPL/17-23), said that Nepal was an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse nation. Its current Constitution, promulgated in 2015, guaranteed all Nepalese people equality before the law and sought to eliminate all forms of discrimination. It also contained provisions intended to protect and promote the rights of marginalized and minority groups in accordance with all the international human rights instruments ratified by the country. Public and private acts of discrimination were punishable by law, and victims were entitled to compensation. Constitutional provisions on proportional participation and affirmative action had led to increased representation of women and disadvantaged groups in decision-making positions. The National Assembly, for example, comprised 37 per cent women, 15 per cent indigenous people, 7 per cent Madheshis, 12 per cent Dalits and 12 per cent persons with disabilities and other minority groups. In 2016 and 2017, 659 cases relating to caste-based discrimination had been brought before the Supreme Court, 39 of which had resulted in a conviction. The Court had delivered two landmark judgments in 2005 and 2010 in which it had ordered the Government to enact laws to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to introduce programmes and initiatives to empower marginalized people and uphold their right to social justice. The Government had fully complied with those orders.
#RacialDiscrimination #EqualityAndEquity #NoDiscrimination #PeacefulSociety #SustainableDevelopment
Publisher:
UN ,   (2018 )
Type / Script:
Publication in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION, HUMAN RIGHTS INDECATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, ANTI-DISCRIMINATION MEASURES, DISCRIMINATION, DISCRIMINATION BASED ON WORK AND DESCENT, GENDER EQUALITY, DEBT BONDAGE, LABOUR
Thematic Group:
 UN : International Peace and Security
Thesaurus:
18.07.01  -  Conferences
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
180  times viewed
0  times downloaded.
Feeder: SANJIYA SHRESTHA , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
NHRC e-Bulletin, Volume 6, Issue 9, March 2011
The NDC and OHCHR Call Upon the Government to Fulfil its Commitment to End all Forms of Discrimination
Closing Statement at Nepalgunj Human Rights Community Interaction on Discrimination and Social Exclusion Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Statement By The UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Navi Pillay on Human Rights Day
The Secretary-General Massege On The Internation Day For The ElimInation Of Racial Discrimination
Address by Ian Martin On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Event hosted by the National Dalit Commission and the Dalit NGO Federation Members
Remarks by Mr. Anthony Cardon Officer-in-charge for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) at a programme to Mark Human Rights Day organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),
Remarks by Anthony Cardon, Officer-in-Charge, OHCHR-Nepal At the opening ceremony of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2010
NDC, NWC, and OHCHR urge the government to ensure access to justice to victims of caste based discrimination and gender based violence
NHRC eBulletin, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2010
Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights
Promoting Women’s Human Rights Compliant Justice Delivery
OHCHR-Nepal Hands Over Human Rights Pocketbook to Nepal Police
NDC-OHCHR-Nepal launch observation on the Untouchability Bill
Statement by Ai Kihara-Hunt Acting Chief, Far Western Regional Office, OHCHR-Nepal Delivered at the NHRC Exhibition Day, Dhangadhi, 22 April 2007
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 5, November, 2011
Human Rights in Nepal One year after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (December 2007).
General Assembly-A/HRC/16/23: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal
Promoting Gender Equality in the Humanitarian Response
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At an inauguration of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2009 Kathmandu, 8 December 2009
OHCHR ­Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights On the occasion of the 58th International Human Rights Day 10 December 2006
Mapping Progress on Women's Right in Nepal
UN Experts Mark International Human Rights Day With Call for States to Intensify Efforts to Combat Discrimination And Exclusion
From Insult To Inclusion : Asia-Pacific Report On School Bullying, Violence And Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
UN Human Rights Chief Encourages South Asian Judges to Further Open Up Justice to All
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to visit Nepal, 18-20 April
Arbour Urges States To Sign On To Anti-Racial Discrimination Treaty
Implementation Of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 Entitled “Human Rights Council” (Fourth session, Item 2 of the provisional agenda)
OHCHR-Nepal Representative meets with the new Chairperson and Members of the National Dalit Commission
OHCHR-­Nepal Check against delivery Address by Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 January 2007 Kathmandu, Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal Lena Sundh Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal 17 February 2007
OHCHR­ Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 11 February 2007
OHCHR welcomes Human Rights Commitment in Geneva and Encourages Continued Efforts by Government towards Implementation of Recommendations
NDC and OHCHR Welcome The New Law on Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability
OHCHR-Nepal welcomes Supreme Court decision on Sexual Minorities
New Report Shows Cultural Sensitivity Critical to Successful Development Strategies, Women's Equality
Respect Court Order On Equal Rights To Sexual Minorities: OHCHR
Respect Court Order on equal rights to sexual minorities: OHCHR
HIV/AIDS and Human rights: Young People in Action
UNDP Nepal - Outcome Evaluation of UNDP Nepal Access to Justice and Human Rights (2001-2010)
High Commissioner’s Strategic Management Plan 2010-2011
The Nepal Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons,Truth and Reconciliation
Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls
Speak Up Stop Discrimination - NDC and OHCHR-Nepal Observations on the Untouchability Bill
Opening the Door to Equality: Access to Justice for Dalits in Nepal
भेदभाव​
Special Rapporteur On The Human Rights Of Migrants And Chairman Of The Committee On The Protection Of The Rights Of All Migrant Workers And Members Of Their Families Issue Joint Statement To Mark International Migrants Day
Opening Remarks By Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Roundtable on Strategies for addressing discriminatory citizenship provisions against women in the forthcoming Constitution Kathmandu - April 19, 2011
OHCHR­Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Report of the NHRI of Nepal on the UPR Processes July 5, 2010
Human Rights in the Constitution- Nepal Participatory Constitution Building Booklet Series No. 3
Maternal Mortality
Project Document - Strengthening the Capacity of National Human Rights Commission in Nepal
Address by Ian Martin Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Inauguration of the INSEC Training Programme, Defending the Right to Defend Human Rights in Nepal
General Assembly A/HRC/13/73 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal hands over human rights pocketbook to Nepal Police
BEING LGBT IN ASIA: NEPAL COUNTRY REPORT
Human Rights Day Organised by The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), 10 December 2009
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang visits Nepalgunj.
The Secretary General Message For International Women’s Day
Report of the 2nd Regional Consultation on caste-based discrimination, Kathmandu, Nepal
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by INHURED 27 April 2009, Kathmandu
Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal - A User’s Guide (English/Nepali)
High Commissioner for Human Rights Hails Adoption of Declaration on Indigenous Rights
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme - A Handbook for Civil Society
SYNTHESIS OF RESIDENT COORDINATOR ANNUAL REPORTS 2008 - UN Country Coordination : Contributing to Development Effectiveness (OCT 2009)
Human Rights and the Constituent Assembly Elections.
Federation of Nepalese Journalist mr.Bishnu Nisthuri UN Office
Office of the High Commissioner, for Human Rights in Nepal
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 7, OCT/NOV 2007,
NDC, NHRC and OHCHR Welcome Verdict on Caste-based Discrimination and Urge Swift Implementation
Inside: Prison and the Rights of Detainees - A Photo Exhibition on Prison conditions in Nepal
Being LGBT In Asia : Nepal Country Report : A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society ( November 2014)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, HUMAN RIGHTS AND MIGRATION NHRC/ONRT and OHCHR Training in Dhulikel , Nepal December 20-­23, 2006 Presentation by Lena Sundh
Written Statement Submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a Non-governmental Organization in General Consultative Status.
Trafficking in Persons Especially on Women And Children in Nepal
Building Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions: The Case of Nepal
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Nepal
#64 UN Essay 2015: My United Nation: A vision for future
Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Report of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary- General.
35th Anniversary ILO-Nepal Partnership
Country Programme Action Plan Between The Government of Nepal and The United Nations Development Programme in Nepal 2008-2010
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to Visit Nepal, 18-20 April
Fourth Anniversary of The CPA: Non-Implementation of Human Rights Commitments Jeopardizes Peace Process: NHRC, OHCHR
International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21-Fighting Everyday Racism Accelerates Progress
Transitional Justice Mechanism Cannot Provide Amnesty For Serious Human Right Violations And War Crimes
JOINT MEDIA ADVISORY The President to inaugurate a 100 Day Campaign of the NDC and OHCHR to “END CASTE DISCRIMINATION AND UNTOUCHABILITY” 15 September, 2011
STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNICATION
UNDP-OHCHR Toolkit for collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions
Nepal’s Human Rights Situation Reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Nepal Ratifies ILO Forced Labour Convention
Remarks by Jyoti Sanghera, Representative of OHCHR-Nepal On the Occasion of an Interaction on Equal Rights to Sexual Minorities: Right to Citizenship Certificate
OHCHR and Human Rights Organisations of Kapilvastu Organise Human Rights Week
NDC, NHRC and OHCHR welcome verdict on caste-based discrimination and urge swift implementation
UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay – Interaction with Civil Society 19 March 2009, UN House, Kathmandu Talking Points
A Human Rights-Based Approach To Health
Strengthening the Capacity of the National Human Rights Commission Project (SCNHRC)
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 6, December, 2011
100 result(s) found.