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Arbour Welcomes Nepal’s Constituent Assembly Elections
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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 one that should have a very positive long-term impact on the human rights of its citizens. “Elections for a Constituent Assembly that will be responsible for drafting a new constitution are a major stride towards a new future in Nepal in which the rights of all people – including historically marginalized communities – are respected,” Arbour said. The High Commissioner particularly welcomed the reportedly large and enthusiastic participation of women in the election.
Publisher:
UNOHCHR ,   (2008 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, DEATHS, INDEPENDENT INQUIRY, DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES, CONDOLENCES, ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION, NEW CONSTITUTION, ELECTION, WOMEN IN ELECTION, DRAFTING CONSTITUTION
Thematic Group:
 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Thesaurus:
01.01.00  -  Political Conditions, Institutions, Movements
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