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OHCHR Concerned About Rising Tension in Gaur OHCHR is concerned once again over rising tension in gaur, rautahat district. as both the madheshi People rights forum MPRF and the CPN-Maoists CPN-M prepare for protests and programmers in gaur on Saturday and Sunday respectively, OHCHR wishes to dr...
OHCHR, (2007)
Global Financial Crisis, Volatile Food Prices, make Agricultural Focus Urgent, UN Human Rights Food Expert tells UN Commission on Sustainable Development. NEW YORK / GENEVA -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, has outlined some of the crucial choices that must be made to design more sustainable food systems in a world facing climate change and declinin...
OHCHR, (2009)
High Commissioner for Human Rights Visiting Nepal UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay will make her first official visit to Nepal 18-22 March. The objectives of the visit are to see firsthand the activities of OHCHR’s country office, to assess the overall human rights situation...
OHCHR, (2009)
Impunity Remains Major Obstacle to the Peace Process Five Years After Killing of Maina Sunuwar Tuesday will mark five years since the torture and killing of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar by members of the former Royal Nepal Army. Despite a September 2007 Supreme Court ruling that police conduct an investigation and years of advocacy by the human r...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR and Human Rights Organisations of Kapilvastu Organise Human Rights Week POKHARA– OHCHR-Nepal’s Western Regional Office is supporting the human rights organisations of Kapilvastu District to organise a Human Rights Week in Taulihawa from 12 to 18 April. Authorities, civil society members and the general population are al...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Condemns Threats to Editors and Publishers The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHRNepal) is seriously concerned about threats to editors and publishers over news reporting on the murder of media entrepreneur Jamim Shah who was shot dead in Kathmandu...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls for an End to Violence by All Sides in Chitwan protests OHCHR-Nepal is extremely concerned about the use of live ammunition by police. One person was reportedly killed and several others injured, three critically, after police fired live ammunition in Tandi of Ratnanagar Municipality, Chitwan District, on...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls for Swift Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on Dhanusha Disappearance OHCHR-Nepal welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the enforced disappearances of five students in Dhanusha District in October 2003. At a 2 February hearing on writ petitions filed in August 2007, the Supreme Court ordered the Nep...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Killing of Woman Journalist Uma Singh OHCHR-Nepal deplores the murder on 11 January of Janakpur-based journalist Uma Singh, who died after she was attacked at her home by men armed with khukhuris. No one has yet claimed responsibility. The Office calls on Nepal Police to conduct a prom...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Disappearance Law Consistent with International Standards The Government of Nepal has submitted a bill to theLegislature-Parliament for consideration to substitute for the Disappearances (Crime and Punishment) Ordinance 2065. OHCHR-Nepal supports the Government’s efforts to criminalise enforced disappeara...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Government to Take Steps to End Kamalari practices and Undertake Search for Missing Girls and Women. OHCHR-Nepal notes with concern that no concrete steps have been taken to end the practice of Kamalari, by which adolescent girls from poor Tharu families are sent to work in private homes, where they are at risk of severe exploitation, including sexu...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Representatives Visit Communities Affected by September 2007 Violence in Kapilvastu. OHCHR-Nepal Head of Protection Gillian Kitley and Head of Western Regional Office Britta Madsen met on Wednesday with groups representing victims of the violence that resulted in the deaths of 14 people in Kapilvastu in September 2007. As part ...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Urges all to React Peacefully to Political Developments. OHCHR-Nepal urges all parties to exercise restraint in response to Sunday’s political developments. Organisers of rallies should ensure that participants act in a peaceful manner and within the law. Police should prevent violence and respond with res...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Welcomes Judicial Reform of the Supreme Court. OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Tuesday met newly appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Rt. Hon Min Bahadur Rayamajhi. The Representative, in the meeting, noted a number of judicial reforms which the Chief Justice has initiat...
OHCHR, (2009)
Victim and Others at Risk After Conviction of two Persons in Domestic Violence Case in Nepalgunj. NEPALGUNJ – OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned about reports of threats received by the victim, human rights defenders and others in relation to their involvement in the case of Hasrun Idrisi, which was decided by the Banke District Court on 19 Januar...
OHCHR, (2009)
All Must Respect Human Rights on Election Day – OHCHR-Nepal OHCHR-Nepal is urging all Nepalis to use the election ‘cooling off’ period to help ensure that on Election Day, voters will be able to exercise their right to choose their representatives free of intimidation, violence and threats. Voters should und...
OHCHR, (2008)
Arbour Says Harrassment and Secrecy Laws Undermine Press Freedom - Statement to mark World Press Freedom Day (3 May). UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour marked World Press Freedom Day, which falls on 3 May, by underscoring the importance of the media’s efforts to carry out their vital task of informing the public about key events and policies – a r...
OHCHR, (2008)
Arbour Welcomes Nepal’s Constituent Assembly Elections (APRIL 2008). GENEVA - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour congratulated the people of Nepal on Thursday’s elections for a Constituent Assembly, which she described as a crucial advance in the country’s historic transition, and o...
OHCHR, (2008)
Banke Killing Restricts the Freedom of all to Participate in CA Elections – OHCHR - Nepal. NEPALGUNJ – The Mid-Western Regional Office of OHCHR-Nepal continues to investigate the killing on Tuesday 18 March of Kamal Prasad Adhikari, a candidate in the Constituent Assembly elections from the Rastriya Janamorcha party in constituency no. 2 o...
OHCHR, (2008)
Mass Arrests in Kathmandu Violate Right to Freedom from Arbitrary Detention – OHCHR-Nepal. OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned at the arrests and arbitrary detentions of individuals in Kathmandu [in recent days] by the Nepal Police (NP). The individuals were arrested on the grounds that they planned to participate in protests related to incide...
OHCHR, (2008)
Mass Arrests in Kathmandu Violate Rights to Peaceful Protests. OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned at the arbitrary arrests and detentions of several hundred individuals recently in Kathmandu including reportedly 475 on 24 March by the Nepal Police (NP). The individuals appear to have been arrested on the grounds t...
OHCHR, (2008)
New UN Convention Guarantees Rights for Persons with Disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) became the first international human rights instrument to come into force in the 21st century when on 3 May Ecuador became the 20th state to ratify the treaty. The Convention does...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls on Political Actors to Ensure Respect for Human Rights in CA Elections. OHCHR-Nepal is urging all political actors to respect the political rights of all others participating in the Constituent Assembly election process. This environment cannot be created through security measures alone and will require the cooperation o...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bombing of Mosque in Biratnagar. Biratnagar – OHCHR-Nepal condemns the bombing on Saturday 29 March of a mosque in the Sarauchiya area of Biratnagar, Morang District. OHCHR offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and urges the police to conduct a prompt investi...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Investigating Dang, Surkhet Killings; Urges Calm. OHCHR-Nepal deplores the violent deaths of at least 10 people in Surkhet and Dang districts on 8 and 9 April, and urges all parties to show restraint and avoid provocation at this crucial moment, and to focus on the holding of peaceful and fair elect...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Investigating Possible Excessive Use of Force in Dhangadhi Killings. OHCHR-Nepal is very concerned about the killings by Nepal Police (NP) of three individuals, and the wounding of at least seven others, at the District Administration Office (DAO) in Kailali on 28 May. OHCHR has confirmed that one of the individuals ...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Offers Assistance to Strengthen Respect for Human Rights in Public Security Institutions Following February’s Terai Protests. This report notes that the performance of police during the Terai protests fell short of international human rights standards. However, it also acknowledges that police were working under difficult conditions, including during incidents when proteste...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Representative Discusses Human Rights with Chairman Prachanda. OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Tuesday met Chairman Prachanda of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) to discuss human rights issues following the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. The CPN-M leader stressed the Party’s com...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Representative urges end to 35-day limit for filingrape charges, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March). OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett delivered the following speech at a press conference at OHCHR’s Office in Kathmandu on Friday: Tomorrow, 8 March, is International Women's Day. This year the international theme for the day is Investing in...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Urges Parties to Re-commit to Human Rights During Critical Phase of Peace Process. OHCHR-Nepal is extremely concerned about recent killings and other serious human rights violations during this fragile period prior to the swearing-in of the Constituent Assembly. Respect for human rights and accountability for those who commit crime...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Welcomes Jyoti Sanghera as Deputy Representative OHCHR-Nepal would like to announce the arrival of Jyoti Sanghera as Deputy Representative in Nepal of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to her arrival, Ms. Sanghera was OHCHR’s Senior Human Rights Adviser in SriLanka. She also work...
OHCHR, (2008)
Respect for Human Rights Crucial for CA Election Success. The election for a Constituent Assembly is an historic opportunity for the people of Nepal to turn their hopes for democracy into reality. It is far more than a competition between diverse political parties. Those who will be elected to the Constitue...
OHCHR, (2008)
Ujyalo National Network Begins Airing OHCHR-Nepal Radio Dramas About Human Rights in CA Elections. This week, the Ujyalo national network of FM stations across Nepal began airing a series of three radio dramas produced by OHCHR-Nepal about human rights and the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. The three short dramas depict average Nepalese disc...
OHCHR, (2008)
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang Visiting Nepal. UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang will arrive in Nepal on Wednesday (30 January) for a five-day visit. The main purpose of her trip is to see firsthand the activities of OHCHR-Nepal, the largest of the organization’s field ...
OHCHR, (2008)
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang visits Nepalgunj. UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang visited Nepalgunj Thursday as part of her five-day trip to Nepal to see firsthand the activities of OHCHRNepal, the largest of the organization’s field presences in the world, and to assess...
OHCHR, (2008)
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Visits Kapilvastu to Assess Responses to September 2007 Violence. UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang and OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett visited Kapilvastu on Friday to assess first hand what has been done to address the causes and impact of the violence in Kapilvastu in Septem...
OHCHR, (2008)
Failure to Prosecute Killers of Maina Sunuwar Perpetuates Culture of Impunity – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. GENEVA-The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today marked the fourth anniversary of the killing of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar with a call for further efforts to be made to combat impunity in Nepal. Maina Sunuwar was tortured and killed...
OHCHR, (2008)
Further Progress Essential for Durable Peace, says High Commissioner’s Annual Report to Human Rights Council The report points out that progress towards strengthening the national human rights system has been made, including through the appointment of commissioners to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the signing or ratification of several int...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls for an End to Violence by all sides in Terai protests. In recent days OHCHR has monitored the actions of protesters and the response of the police to maintain order. In some instances, the police showed restraint despite provocation by protesters, who pelted stones at police who were protecting Governme...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bus Bombing in Bara District; Urges Non-Violent Demonstrations and Political Rallies. OHCHR-Nepal condemns the bombing Friday of a bus in Bara District, which killed at least seven people and injured many others. The Office offers condolences to the families of the victims, and urges security officials to take swift action to bring to...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Reiterates its Call for Non-Violent Demonstrations and Political Rallies. Ahead of the SPA rally in Birgunj on Wednesday, OHCHR-Nepal Central Region Office is reiterating the call to all concerned actors to exercise restraint and take the steps necessary to ensure that violence will not recur at this critical time in the p...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal Reiterates its Call for Non-Violent Demonstrations and Political Rallies. On the eve of planned rallies in Janakpur and Nepalgunj, OHCHR -Nepal is reiterating its call to all concerned actors to exercise restraint and take the necessary steps to ensure that violence will not recur at this critical time in the peace process...
OHCHR, (2008)
OHCHR-Nepal urges the Government to Respect the Rights to Assembly and Expression. OHCHR-Nepal is very concerned that Nepal Police appear to have dispersed, in some instances with excessive use of force, peaceful protests that have taken place in front of the United Nations building in Kathmandu in recent days. OHCHR is seeking c...
OHCHR, (2008)
Public Consultations on TRC Bill Must not be Cut Short – OHCHR-Nepal. OHCHR-Nepal is concerned that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) might be established before essential, broad-based public consultations can be completed. The Office has confirmed that the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction is planning to ...
OHCHR, (2008)
Women are still Discriminated against in all Countries, says UN Human Rights Chief. GENEVA (OHCHR) – Laws that discriminate against women are still to be found on the statute books of virtually every country in the world, and repeated promises by states to revise or repeal them are not being honoured, the UN High Commissioner for Hu...
OHCHR, (2008)
Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Report of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary- General. This is my second report to the Human Rights Council, the first having been submitted in January 2007 (A/HRC/4/97). It contains an analysis of the human rights situation in Nepal since then and reports on the activities of my Office in the country. P...
OHCHR, (2008)
Conflict - Related Disappearances in Bardiya District (December 2008). This report sets out the findings of OHCHR’s investigations into enforced disappearances and related serious human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL) violations in Bardiya District in the context of the conflict between the State and the...
OHCHR, (2008)
Constituent Assembly Elections of 10 April 2008: Summary of Human Rights Monitoring. OHCHR monitored the human rights aspects of the Constituent Assembly election in Nepal, including the environment prior to, during and after polling day, with a view to assessing whether the rights of everyone involved in the election process were re...
OHCHR, (2008)
Findings of OHCHR-Nepal’s Investigations into the 21 March Killings in Gaur and Surrounding Villages (April 2007). On 21 March, 26 individuals linked to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPNM) and one unidentified individual were brutally killed following violence which broke out when the Madheshi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) and CPN-M organised simultaneous...
OHCHR, (2007)
General Assembly - A/HRC/12/34/Add.3 - Promotion and Protection of all Human Rights, Civil Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to development - REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN NEPAL. (20th July, 2009) Nepal is currently undergoing a historical process of change in the definition of its political, legal and social make-up. The ongoing transition towards democracy, best represented in the constitution-making process, is an opportunity to improve th...
OHCHR, (2009)
General Assembly - A/HRC/13/73/Corr.1: 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 (13th August, 2010). In response to increasing reports of violence against women, OHCHR, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers conducted a joint field mission to the five most affected districts in the eastern region in July 2009. Following the vi...
OHCHR, (2010)
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 The present report is the fifth submitted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation and the activities of her Office in Nepal to the Human Rights Council. The report reflects some positive developments sin...
OHCHR, (2011)
Human Rights in Nepal One year after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (December 2007). Immediately after the April 2006 ceasefire and the restoration of the House of Representatives, significant progress was made in re-establishing democratic rights and in ending serious conflict-related abuses. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement was si...
OHCHR, (2007)
Report of Investigation into Arbitrary Detention, Torture and Disappearances at Maharajgunj RNA barracks, Kathmandu, in 2003–2004 (May 2006). This is a report of OHCHR’s investigations into the arrest, detention, torture and continuing disappearance of individuals arrested by the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA, now the Nepalese Army) and held in Maharajgunj barracks in Kathmandu in 2003 on suspi...
OHCHR, (2006)
Findings and recommendations - Investigations into violations of International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Attacks and Clashes Between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and Government Security Forces Following a decision by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) to discontinue their unilateral ceasefire on 2 January 2006, there have been dozens of reports of alleged violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) by both parties to the...
OHCHR, (2006)
General Assembly A/61/374 - 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 On 16 September 2005, the High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted to the General Assembly her report on the human rights situation and the activities of her office, including technical cooperation, in Nepal (A/60/359), which covered the period f...
OHCHR, (2006)
Human Rights Abuses by the CPN-M - Summary of Concerns (September 2006) This document contains a summary of OHCHR’s concerns regarding human rights abuses by the CPN-M since the ceasefire declarations by the CPN-M itself and the Government of Nepal (on 26 April 2006 and 3 May 2006 respectively). The concerns include issu...
OHCHR, (2006)
Investigation Report - Attacks Against Public Transportation in Chitwan and Kabhrepalanchok Districts (18 AUGUST 2005) On 7 June 2005 OHCHR received information about a 6 June 2005 attack on a public transport bus in the Madi Valley, within Chitwan District of the Central Region, leading to the death of at least 35 civilians and 3 RNA personnel. Separately, on 12 Jun...
OHCHR, (2005)
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal On 10 April 2005, the Government of the Kingdom of Nepal signed an agreement(the Agreement) with the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning the establishment of an office in Nepal. The Agreement mandated the OHCHR-Nepal office,inter al...
OHCHR, (2006)
The April Protests Democratic Rights and the Excessive Use of Force - Findings of OHCHR ­Nepal’s Monitoring and Investigations (September 2006) The 19­day protest movement organized by the Seven­Party Alliance (SPA) and civil society, with CPN­M support, from 5 April brought hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the  streets throughout the country. Many of the protests (known as the Jana ...
OHCHR, (2006)
Hamro Chinari (An Introduction to OHCHR) OHCHR gets its information from many sources, including victims of violations, their families, the media, the state authorities and civil society. With this information, OHCHR can investigate claims and, if necessary, report them to the Government of...
OHCHR, (2006)
Inside: Prison and the Rights of Detainees - A Photo Exhibition on Prison conditions in Nepal The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal(OHCHR-Nepal) was established in May 2005, following the signing of an agreement of cooperation between the OHCHR and the Government of Nepal. The Office has a mandate to monitor the observ...
OHCHR, (2008)
Rule-of-Law Tools for Post Conflicts States Establishing Truth Commissions It is increasingly common for countries emerging from civil war or authoritarian rule to create a truth commission to operate during the immediate post-transition period. These commissions—officially sanctioned, temporary, non-judicial investigative ...
OHCHR, (2007)
What is transitional justice? Transitional justice is a way to address past human rights violations so that nations and their people can move forward towards sustainable peace and reconciliation. It refers to four specific areas of judicial and non-judicial activities that are of...
OHCHR, (2007)
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 The present report covers the human rights situation and the activities of the office of the High Commissioner in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) during 2008. There have been very significant political developments since the report submitted by my predecessor la...
OHCHR, (2009)
The Torture and Death in Custody of Maina Sunuwar - Summary of Concerns (December 2006) Maina Sunuwar, a 15­year­old girl, was allegedly tortured and died in the custody of the (Royal) Nepalese Army (NA) in February 2004 at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal, Kavrepalanchowk District. Her body is reportedly bur...
OHCHR, (2006)
OHCHR saddened by demise of activist Jay Kishore Labh United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) is deeply saddened to learn of the untimely demise of human rights defender, Jay Kishore Labh, of Danusha. Mr Labh’s son Sanjiv Kumar Karn (Dipu) disappeared on October 2003 along with four other...
OHCHR, (2010)
OHCHR-Nepal deplores the killing of media group chairperson Arun Singhanyia OHCHR-Nepal is deeply concerned to learn of the killing of Arun Singhanyia, chairperson of the Janakpur Today Media Group, who was shot dead on 1 March 2010 in Janakpur. This comes a year after the killing of Uma Singh, a woman journalist who worke...
OHCHR, (2010)
UN concerned about reports of threats and intimidation of journalists Since the beginning of May OHCHR has received at least nine reports of incidents in which journalists in Sunsari were allegedly threatened and intimidated. Over recent months, journalists there and elsewhere have told OHCHR that ...
OHCHR, (2010)
Political actors must protect children’s rights Representative of the office of the high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR), and gillion mellsop, unicef representative.the right of children in nepal to grow up in an environment free from violence has been severely affected during the last 11 ye...
OHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR Releases Letter to PM calling for Action on Maharajgunj Violations OHCHR-Nepal today released a letter to Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal raising serious conflict-related human rights violations. OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett sent the Prime Minister the letter on 26 July calling upon the Government to...
OHCHR, (2009)
Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision a Timely Reminder of Need to Promptly Establish Disappearances Commission On 1 June 2007,the Supreme Court issued its judgment on enforced disappearances. Two years later, a majority of its provisions remain unimplemented. OHCHR-Nepal encourages the new Government to use this occasion to commit itself to fulfilling the pro...
OHCHR, (2009)
Briefing with the Media on OHCHR-Nepal’s Agreement with the Government of Nepal, 17 June 2009 OHCHR-Nepal has had its agreement with the government extended for three months for now. Both the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister’s International Affairs Advisor have told OHCHR that the Government will discuss a longer agreement soon after t...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR and ILO Conclude Workshop on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples OHCHR and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in coordination with the district chapter of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), held three-day training from 12 to 14 October on the rights of indigenous peoples in Sauraha of ...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Calls for Accountability for Maoist Abuses A letter released today from OHCHR-Nepal Representative Richard Bennett addressed to UCPN-M Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal calls for immediate action to be taken by the Maoist’s leadership to ensure the party’s full cooperation with ongoing police in...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Calls for Comprehensive Human Rights Vetting as Part of Peace Process The Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, Richard Bennett, met with the acting Chief of Army Staff Chhatra ManSingh Gurung at the latter's Office Thursday. The Representative congratulated General Gurung on his appoint...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Releases FAQ on Discrimination, and ESCR Today OHCHR-Nepal released a booklet in Nepali titled “Frequently Asked Questions on Economic,Social and Cultural Rights”(ESCR). The Office formulated it to answer some common questions about the nature and enjoyment of economic, social and cultural ...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR to Begin Human Rights Monitoring by Bicycle The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal has purchased six bicycles to facilitate monitoring of the human rights situation in and around Kathmandu. In addition to being eco-friendly, this will provide human rights officers with a high degree o...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Urges for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities On the occasion of International Day for the Persons with Disabilities (3 December), OHCHR-Nepal has joined hands with national civil society organizations for a series of events in support of the ratification of the International Convention on the R...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Urges Government to Address Kapilvastu Violence Two Years On The people of Kapilvastu and neighbouring districts of Dang and Rupandehi will never forget the violence of 16-21 September 2007 which was triggered by the murder of Mohid Khan, a local landowner. The subsequent clashes left a total of fourteen peopl...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR Welcomes Prime Minister's Assurance on Concrete Steps to End Impunity The Representative of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, Richard Bennett, and Deputy Representative, Jyoti Sanghera,called on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today at the latter’s residence. A range of human rights issues were discusse...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal and the National Women's Commission Identify Further Collaboration Activities Women’s rights are increasingly under attack in Nepal through rape, witchhunt, dowry, and other forms of gender-based violence. Domestic violence and discrimination against women continue to be deeply entrenched. In this context, OHCHR-Nepal, and Nat...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Appeals to Political Actors to Respect Spirit of the Peace Process OHCHR-Nepal is concerned that the growing number of acts of violence by political parties and affiliated groups, and subsequent threats of retaliation, could threaten the peace process. The Office calls on the leaders of political parties and their a...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls on the UCPN-M and the Government to Respect Human Rights In view of the nation-wide protests organised by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (UCPN-M), OHCHR-Nepal strongly urges the Government, the UCPN-M and the cadres of other political parties to take effective measures to ensure that the human...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Restructuring Continues with Closure of Western Regional Office OHCHR-Nepal will have three regional offices, based in Kathmandu, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj, a sub-office in Janakpur and a project office in Dhangadhi, in addition to its headquarters. Overall staffing will be approximately 102 posts (80 national, ...
OHCHR, (2009)
UN Expert Releases Report on Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples Mr. Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, visited Nepal 24 November to 2 December 2008 and, in his report, reviews the human rights situation of the Adivasi Janaj...
OHCHR, (2009)
UN Human Rights Chief Encourages South Asian Judges to Further Open Up Justice to All BANDOS, THE MALDIVES – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday urged South Asian judges to continue developing “cutting-edge mechanisms for opening up justice to all.” At the opening of a key encounter of regional judges and ...
OHCHR, (2009)
United Nations in Nepal Welcomes Steps to Investigate Church Bombing The United Nations in Nepal welcomes steps taken by authorities to investigate the bombing Saturday of a Church in the Kathmandu Valley in which two persons were killed and eight others were seriously injured. These steps include a prompt investigati...
OHCHR, (2009)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal On 6 July OHCHR-Nepal, Representative, Richard Bennett, met with Defence Minister, Bidhya Bhandari, and expressed concern about the recommended promotion of Major General Toran Jung Bahadur Singh to Lieutenant General. On 26 May 2006, OHCHR released...
OHCHR, (2009)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Ref: 457/2009 OHCHR views the establishment of the Commission of inquiry on Disaperances and Truth and Reconciliation Commission as important given their centrality as key transitional justice mechanisms whose establishment was foreshadowed in the Comprehensive Pe...
OHCHR, (2009)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns killings, Urges Calm in Kapilvastu, Rupandehi Nepal condemns the killings on Sunday of a local leader and a member of the armed Police force in kapilvastu and rupandehi districts, and urges the population to show tolerance and refrain from further violence.the police officer was killed in a wave...
OHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Hands Over Human Rights Pocketbook to Nepal Police OHCHR- Nepal Representative Richard Bennett on Thursday handed over 58,000 copies of a pocketbook on human rights to Nepal Police SSP Binod Singh. The Human Rights Standing Order for Nepal Police (Nepal Prahari Manab Adhikar Sthai Adesh) consists of...
OHCHR, (2008)
Government Must Protect Possible Burial Sites of Victims of Disappearances – OHCHR-Nepal Nepal team was present today at a site in shivapuri national Park where it is alleged that the body of one of those arrested and detained in the maharajgunj army barracks in 2003 was taken and cremated by the nepalese army. the individual was one of ...
OHCHR, (2007)