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Welcome Remarks By Jyoti Sanghera, Deputy Representative Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights in Nepal -Delivered At The Panel Discussion to Mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June) OHCHR-Nepal
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programmer was originally scheduled for the 26thof June, but was cancelled because of a bandh. As you also might know, June 26th, marked the 21st anniversary of the coming into force of the united nations Convention against torture and Other Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. commemorated as the UN international day in support of victims torture,this day is an opportunity to raise awareness thattorture is still widely practiced, to focus on the plight of those who have survived its horrors, and to underscore their right to a remedy and reparation.it is also appropriate on this day to remind the government of the State’s obligation to make torture a criminal of fence, to encourage investigation and prosecution of acts of torture, and to continue our campaign for an end to its use.the international commission of jurists and advocacy Forum for helping to organize today’s panel discussion. OHCHR nepal very much appreciates the opportunity to partner with these organizations in this important initiative.the national human rights Commission (NHRC) receives complaints from victims on various
human rights violations/abuses. It also has the power to take action on its own initiative in relation to violations. from march 2006 to march 2007, the commission received 272 complaints related to torture/ill-treatment committed by the State, the Communist Party of nepal-maoist others. main challenge in relation to these complaints is the implementation of the recommendations on torture cases.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2006 )
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Press Release in English
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COUNTRY PROGRAMME EVALUATION, TREATMENT, PUNISHMENT, HIGH COMMISSIONER, HUMAN RIGHTS, REPRESENTATIVE , POSITIVE INITIATIVES, POLICE ACTION, DOMESTIC SUPPPRT
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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13.01.00  -  Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
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