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The April Protests Democratic Rights and the Excessive Use of Force - Findings of OHCHR ­Nepal’s Monitoring and Investigations (September 2006)
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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 Andolan or People’s Movement) were peaceful, though there were significant incidents of violence at times. Curfews, bans on demonstrations and sometimes intense violence on the part of the security  forces did not dampen the motivation of protestors, and participation grew until 24 April, when the King announced the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR).
OHCHR continued to monitor demonstrations and the police response throughout the period of protests, and has since completed detailed investigations into allegations of excessive use of force and in particular the cases of those who died in the context of the protests. This report analyses the information gathered in the course of both monitoring and investigating activities. Part One looks at the nature of the demonstrations, the response of the security forces and the types of human rights violations documented, as well as the question of accountability for the violations which occurred. It concludes with a series of recommendations. Part Two comprises 15 case studies, 14 related to the April protest movement and one case which relates to the killing of a demonstrator in February.
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OHCHR ,   (2006 )
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Progress Report in English
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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, RIGHT TO FREEDOM, RIGHT TO MOVEMENT, SECURITY FORCES, WAR CRIMES, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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