United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
National Human Rights Commission-Nepal and OHCHR - Nepal Observations on the National Human Rights Commission Bill - 2009 (Open Dialogue on Draft Legislation Series-2, January 2011)
PDF File Size: 510 KB | Download   
A “national human rights institution” (NHRI) is an institution with a Constitutional and/or legislative mandate to protect and promote human rights. When in compliance with the Principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights (Paris Principles), NHRIs are cornerstones of national human rights promotion and protection systems. NHRIs are independent, autonomous institutions that operate at the national level. The Paris Principles set out basic standards for NHRIs.
The National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRC) was established on 26 May 2000 under the 1997 Human Rights Commission Act. The 2007 Interim Constitution of Nepal included provisions for the establishment and functioning of the NHRC, thus elevating the institution to the status of a Constitutional body. A consequent new draft law – Draft Bill of the National Human Rights Commission with regard to its functions, duties, powers and working procedures (“Bill”) – was prepared by the Government
and registered with the Legislature Parliament in August 2009. The Bill is pending before the Legislative Parliament since then.
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) should be established by law or Constitution with guarantees of their continued existence and independence. As such, NHRC and OHCHR commend the Government of Nepal for taking the initiative to prepare a new Bill following the provision of Constitutional status for the National Human Rights Commission.

#NationalHumanRightsInstitution #OHCHR #2009 #2011
Publisher:
NHRC- OHCHR ,   (2011 )
Type / Script:
Publication in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
Thematic Group:
 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
1837  times viewed
9  times downloaded.
Feeder: DINA JANGAM , Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
NDC-OHCHR-Nepal launch observation on the Untouchability Bill
NHRC and OHCHR Recommended the Prompt Adoption of NHRC Bill, in Full Conformity with Paris Principles
Fourth Anniversary of The CPA: Non-Implementation of Human Rights Commitments Jeopardizes Peace Process: NHRC, OHCHR
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to visit Nepal, 18-20 April
National Human Rights Commission-Nepal
Remarks by Anthony Cardon, Officer-in-Charge, OHCHR-Nepal At the opening ceremony of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2010
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 7, OCT/NOV 2007,
Report To The Regional National Human Rights Institutions Project on Inclusion, The Right to Health And Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
Project Document - Strengthening the Capacity of National Human Rights Commission in Nepal
South Asia’s first guide on indicators for monitoring human rights released in Kathmandu 20 September, 2011
STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNICATION
Building Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions: The Case of Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal Representative meets with the new Chairperson and Members of the National Dalit Commission
Remedies And Rights Revoked: Impunity Through Case Withdrawals (23rd June)
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
UNDP-OHCHR Toolkit for collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions
United Nations Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights In Nepal Press Release – 10 July 2008
NHRC e-Bulletin, Volume 6, Issue 1, july 2010
Non-implementation of human rights commitments jeopardizes peace process: NHRC, OHCHR
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to Visit Nepal, 18-20 April
OHCHR-Nepal Chief Briefs Media On Human Rights Priorities
Talking points for Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Release of OHCHR’s Handbook for Civil Society
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 6, December, 2011
Human Rights in Nepal One year after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (December 2007).
Transitional Justice Mechanism Cannot Provide Amnesty For Serious Human Right Violations And War Crimes
NDC, NWC, and OHCHR urge the government to ensure access to justice to victims of caste based discrimination and gender based violence
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Press Release – 19 December 2008 OHCHR’s report on conflict-related disappearances in Bardiya, a further step in strengthening the peace process
Implementation Of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 Entitled “Human Rights Council” (Fourth session, Item 2 of the provisional agenda)
Office of the High Commissioner, for Human Rights in Nepal
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nepal New York, 23 December 2004
Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal - A User’s Guide (English/Nepali)
The Report of the NHRI of Nepal on the UPR Processes July 5, 2010
Message by Chairperson Justice Anup Raj Sharma of National Human Rights Commission-Nepal on The Occasion of The 66 th International Human Rights Day
Summary Report of NHRC Recommendations upon Complaints in a Decade
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Ref: 457/2009
Foreign Labor Migration and Trafficking in Persons in Nepal: A Situational Analysis
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 4, 9 May 2007
NHRC eBulletin, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2010
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme - A Handbook for Civil Society
OHCHR-Nepal and the National Women's Commission Identify Further Collaboration Activities
Economic and Social Council : Specific Groups & Individuals Written statement* submitted by Interfaith International, a non-governmental organisation in special consultative status
The 67th International Human Rights Day: Speech by Mr. Jose Asallino, Director of ILO, Nepal on behalf of Mr. Craig Sanders, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
Statement by Ai Kihara-Hunt Acting Chief, Far Western Regional Office, OHCHR-Nepal Delivered at the NHRC Exhibition Day, Dhangadhi, 22 April 2007
Dispute Settlement on Local Level
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Disappearance Law Consistent with International Standards
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
The NDC and OHCHR Call Upon the Government to Fulfil its Commitment to End all Forms of Discrimination
OHCHR welcomes Human Rights Commitment in Geneva and Encourages Continued Efforts by Government towards Implementation of Recommendations
End the Haliya system in Nepal say the NHRC, NDC, NWC and UN
Civil Society of Karnali to establish a network on Monitoring of ESCR
National Human Rights Commission of Nepal Human Rights eBulletin, May 2011, Issue 11, Volume 6
National Human Rights Commission of Nepal Human Rights Bulletin, April 2011, Issue 10, Volume 6
APF Member Bare Facts Nepal
National Human Rights Commission of Nepal Human Rights Bulletin, Volume 6, Issue 12, June 2011
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Felicitation Ceremony for Newly Appointed Officials of NHRC Kathmandu, 2 November 2007
Monitoring of UCPN-M organised demonstrations 1-9 May 2010 Summary of Observations
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Nineteenth session, Agenda item 2)
Statement by UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Ziad Sheikh At the NHRC Human Rights Day 9 December 2014
Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls
Human Rights Day Organised by The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), 10 December 2009
Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal - A user's guide
OHCHR-Nepal Hands Over Human Rights Pocketbook to Nepal Police
OHCHR and Human Rights Organisations of Kapilvastu Organise Human Rights Week
PRESS STATEMENT Thursday, 10 November 2011 UN concerned over recent Govt. decisions to appoint, pardon and promote alleged perpetrators of human rights violations
Integrating the Right to Adequate Food and Good Governance in National Policies, Legislation and Institutions
Nepal’s Human Rights Situation Reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
UN Newsletter - Vol. 54 (Jan - Mar 2014)
UN Congratulates NHRC’s Initiative On Exhumation Of Suspected Burial Site In Dhanusha
UN congratulates NHRC’s initiative on exhumation of suspected burial site in Dhanusha
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang Visiting Nepal.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Book Format in English)
PRESS STATEMENT Ms. Jyoti Sanghera Head of the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) Statement to the Media 25 August 2011, Biratnagar
OHCHR ESCR Bulletin: Bi-monthly update on economic, social and cultural rights
NDC and OHCHR Welcome The New Law on Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability
Human Rights in Nepal A Status Report 2003
A Brief Overview, Activities at a Glance- 2009
Right to Food at Country Level : E-Newsletter 2013
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)
The National Human Rights Commission-Press Release
OHCHR-Nepal Representative Discusses Human Rights with Chairman Prachanda
Public Consultations on TRC Bill Must Not Be Cut Short – OHCHR-Nepal
Inside: Prison and the Rights of Detainees - A Photo Exhibition on Prison conditions in Nepal
Human Rights in the Constitution- Nepal Participatory Constitution Building Booklet Series No. 3
Further Progress Essential for Durable Peace, says High Commissioner’s Annual Report to Human Rights Council
Press Statement on The Occasion of The Visit to Kathmandu (23-26 January 2005) by Ms. Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Nepal At the Signing of Guidelines for Cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) 20 February 2009
High Commissioner for Human Rights Announces Appointment of Representative in Nepal
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 11 November 2006 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights welcomes agreement
UN Releases Summary Of Concerns And Suggests Recommendations To Address Extra Judicial Killings (23rd September)
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 8, November, 2012
Briefing with the Media on OHCHR-Nepal’s Agreement with the Government of Nepal, 17 June 2009
UN releases Summary of Concerns and suggests recommendations to address Extra Judicial Killings
NHRC Nepal Annual Progress Report July 2007 – June 2008
Speech of Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Head, OHCHR-Nepal On the occasion of 11th Anniversary of National Human Rights Commission- Nepal
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Statement to the Press – 21 March 2006
Remarks by Richard Bennett, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, at the Inaugural Conference of the National Law Students of Nepal. 14 March 2010, Kathmandu “Our Constitution, Our Responsibility, Our Future”
High Commissioner Louise Arbour announces appointment of Ian Martin as Representative in Nepal
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
Trafficking in Persons (Especially on Women and Children )in Nepal
Strategic Plan, National Human Rights Commission, Nepal
100 result(s) found.