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OHCHR-Nepal Representative meets with the new Chairperson and Members of the National Dalit Commission
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On 2 February the Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Richard Bennett met with the newly appointed Chairperson of the National Dalit
Commission Bijul Bishowkarma Dulal and the members of the Commission.The OHCHR-Nepal Representative welcomed the fact that the Commission had been reinvigorated with the appointments following the positions being vacant for more than six months. The main points of discussion focused on the joint efforts that can be undertaken to help strengthen the National Dalit Commission to more effectively address dalit rights issues and tackle caste-based discrimination. In the coming months this will include efforts to ensure the passage of legislation providing the National Dalit Commission with and effective mandate, capacity-building for Commission staff, joint monitoring of dalit rights issues including access to justice for victims of caste-based discrimination, and helping to build links between the NDC and dalit civil society networks across the country.At the end of meeting, the OHCHR-Nepal Representative handed over human rights resource materials to the NDC Chairperson to establish a human rights resource centre at its Kathmandu office.
Publisher:
GoN, OHCHR ,   (2010 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
SOCIAL CLASSES, DISCRIMINATION, CASTE DYNAMICS, SCHEDULED CASTES, CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK, CAPACITY BUILDING, HUMAN RIGHT, RESOURCE CENTER, DISCRIMINATION BASED ON WORK AND DESCENT, DALITS, SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED PERSONS
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.05.03  -  Social Development
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