United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
NDC, NWC, and OHCHR urge the government to ensure access to justice to victims of caste based discrimination and gender based violence
PDF File Size: 87 KB | Download   
Following a joint mission in Siraha district, the National Dalit Commission (NDC), the National Women Commission of Nepal (NWC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) are concerned about reports of caste based discrimination and gender-based violence, as well as problems of access to justice, threats and impunity. The mission was informed that many incidents of caste-based discrimination and gender-based violence in Siraha district are not prosecuted but are mediated locally and that sometimes the work of the Nepal Police comes under political pressure. The mission also received reports of threats directed at some lawyers and human rights defenders (HRDs)including women human rights defenders (WHRDs), or their family members, when they seek to engage on those issues. “The situation raises serious human rights concerns” emphasized a joint press statement released today, adding, “Dalit women are especially vulnerable and at risk. We urge the Government of Nepal to act immediately to ensure access to justice for all individuals, especially to victims of these serious violations, consistent with national laws and international human rights standards.”
Publisher:
NDC, GoN, NWC, OHCHR ,   (2010 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
JUSTICE TO VICTIMS, CASTE BASED DISCRIMINATION, CONFLICT, ASSESS TO JUSTICE, THREAT, IMPUNITY, GENDER DISCRIMINATION, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, DALIT WOMEN, VIOLATION, NATIONAL LAW, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARD
Thematic Group:
 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Thesaurus:
14.05.03  -  Social Development
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
869  times viewed
11  times downloaded.
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
Opening the Door to Equality: Access to Justice for Dalits in Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal Representative meets with the new Chairperson and Members of the National Dalit Commission
NDC and OHCHR Welcome The New Law on Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability
OHCHR-Nepal and the National Women's Commission Identify Further Collaboration Activities
The NDC and OHCHR Call Upon the Government to Fulfil its Commitment to End all Forms of Discrimination
OHCHR-­Nepal Check against delivery Address by Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 January 2007 Kathmandu, Nepal
NDC-OHCHR-Nepal launch observation on the Untouchability Bill
OHCHR-Nepal Hosts Discussion On Ending Impunity For Sexual Violence
Speak Up Stop Discrimination - NDC and OHCHR-Nepal Observations on the Untouchability Bill
Transitional Justice Mechanism Cannot Provide Amnesty For Serious Human Right Violations And War Crimes
UN Human Rights Chief Encourages South Asian Judges to Further Open Up Justice to All
Stop and Eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence against All Women and Girls in Nepal
Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Visits Kapilvastu to Assess Responses to September 2007 Violence.
The United Nations welcomes the Kavre District Court's ruling on the murder of Maina Sunuwar
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Launch of the Documentary Achhut (“Untouchable”) 14 August 2008, Kathmandu
Enhance SGBV Survivors Access to Legal Services.
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 5, November, 2011
Eliminating HIV related Stigmas and Discrimination
ACCESS TO JUSTICE Project: Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation of Peace in Nepal (A2J)
Violence against Madheshi Dalit Women in Dhanusa & Mahottari districts - Issue 39
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to visit Nepal, 18-20 April
The Report of the NHRI of Nepal on the UPR Processes July 5, 2010
Security Council Resolution Stresses The Importance of Ending Impunity For Crimes of Sexual Violence During Conflict
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
EFA Movement and Nepal’s Progress Amidst Violent Conflict
Nepal Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Profile For Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (Updated 31st August 2017)
Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation Of Peace in Nepal
धनुषा र महोत्तरी जिल्लाहरूमा मधेसी दलित महिलाहरूमाथि हुने हिंसा
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),
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति जेनेभास्थित संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार परिषदद्वारा नेपालको मानवअधिकार स्थितिको समीक्षा २०१० चैत १०
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to Visit Nepal, 18-20 April
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL साउन २०, २०६७ रिचार्ड बेनेटद्वारा प्रधानमन्त्रीसंग बिदाई भेट तथा मानवअधिकारबारे विचारविमर्श
IMPROVING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNCT: A good practice from Nepal
Report of the 2nd Regional Consultation on caste-based discrimination, Kathmandu, Nepal
Joint Press Release-UN: Transitional Justice Process must comply with International Law 2011
Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Statement to the Media 20 April 2011, Kathmandu
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
UN Nepal Statement On Violence Against Women and Girls in Nepal
OHCHR welcomes Human Rights Commitment in Geneva and Encourages Continued Efforts by Government towards Implementation of Recommendations
UN Statement for 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women 2013
Discussion Paper Series on Women’s Political Leadership- Concept paper:Gender responsive Governance
Project Information Sheet (2015)
The Relationship Between Transitional Justice Mechanisms And the Criminal Justice System
International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21-Fighting Everyday Racism Accelerates Progress
Joint Statement to Promote an End to Gender-Based Violence submitted to the United Nations 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of 16 Days Campaign Partners
The Relationship Between Transitional Justice Mechanisms and The Criminal Justice system
Victims’ Voices for Truth and Justice Merit a Response: UN Human Rights Office
Speech of Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Head, OHCHR-Nepal On the occasion of 11th Anniversary of National Human Rights Commission- Nepal
NEPAL- Who is Assessing / Monitoring What, Where? (Jan '07 - Apr '08): Eastern Development Region
Statement on Combating Violence Against Women
Eradicating Gender-Based Discrimination in Education – UNESCO /CERID Seminar Media Advisory
Nepal’s Human Rights Situation Reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
NDC, NHRC and OHCHR Welcome Verdict on Caste-based Discrimination and Urge Swift Implementation
NDC, NHRC and OHCHR welcome verdict on caste-based discrimination and urge swift implementation
Constitution Of Nepal 2072 (Unofficial Translation in English)
GENDER EQUALITY & SOCIAL INCLUSION Nepal Flood Response 2017 31 August 2017 GUIDELINE FOR IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITISING VULNERABLE AND MARGINALISED POPULATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE, RECOVERY, PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
UN Human Rights Office raises serious concerns with the term extension of Colonel Raju Basnet
Dalits and Labour in Nepal: Discrimination and Forced Labour
Mapping Progress on Women's Right in Nepal
Government assurances to NDC and OHCHR to implement court verdicts on caste-based discrimination
Nepal’s Human Rights Situation Reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision a Timely Reminder of Need to Promptly Establish Disappearances Commission
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bombing of Mosque in Biratnagar.
OHCHR-Nepal condemns bombing of mosque in Biratnagar
UN Experts Mark International Human Rights Day With Call for States to Intensify Efforts to Combat Discrimination And Exclusion
What is transitional justice?
Remarks by Anthony Cardon, Officer-in-Charge, OHCHR-Nepal At the opening ceremony of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2010
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At the High-Level Discussion on Sexual Violence
Harmful Practices in Nepal: Report on Community Perception
Remarks by Jyoti Sanghera, Representative of OHCHR-Nepal On the Occasion of an Interaction on Equal Rights to Sexual Minorities: Right to Citizenship Certificate
Nepal: Conflict-related Human Rights Violations Need To Be Investigated Without Any Further Delay, Says UN Human Rights Office
Gender Equality Bulletin Sepcial Issue - Response to the Nepal Earthquake
Strengthening the Capacity of the National Human Rights Commission Project (SCNHRC)
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Killing of Woman Journalist Uma Singh
OHCHR-Nepal Condemns Bus Bombing in Bara District; Urges Non-Violent Demonstrations and Political Rallies.
Public Consultations on TRC Bill Must Not Be Cut Short – OHCHR-Nepal
UNDP Annual Report 2006: Supporting Progress Through Equality
Gender Sensitizing Training - in Nawalparasi, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Parbat and Dhanusha Districts
Project Information Sheet : Building the Foundation for Access to Justice and Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) survivors
Women's Empowerment and Spousal Violence in Relation to Health Outcomes in Nepal - Further Analysis of the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey
UNMIN Patra #2, Oct/Nov 2007
Government Must Protect Possible Burial Sites of Victims of Disappearances – OHCHR-Nepal
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
Short Remarks by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator 10 December 2012 At the launch of the campaign ‘Invisible No More’ Patan Dhoka CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
Short Remarks by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator 10 December 2012 At the launch of the campaign ‘Invisible No More’ Patan Dhoka CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
PSA: 16 Days of Activism against GBV - Youtube
More Women In law, a Must for Justice In Nepal
UNICEF's Juvenile Justice in Nepal series 1: Juveniles in Detention- Police custody Monitoring Report
Memorandum of Understandung Between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empoerment of Women and the Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Nepal
Training for Women Journalists in the Terai Ended Today in Janakpur
UNICEF in Nepal Country Programme 2008-2010
UNDP Nepal - Outcome Evaluation of UNDP Nepal Access to Justice and Human Rights (2001-2010)
International Convention on Distr.: General
UNHCR NEPAL FACT SHEET 2014
UNHCR NEPAL FACT SHEET 2014
Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Address at the Dalit Welfare Organization Consultation Workshop on Ensuring Dalit Representation in the Upcoming Constituent Assembly 5 January 2007
Press Statement 23 January 2007 Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sindhupalchowk, Nepal
GENDER EQUALITY UPDATE NO. 12 Nepal Flood Response 2017 UPDATE No. 12
Zero Tolerance: GBV-Free Schools in Nepal
100 result(s) found.