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A Brief Overview, Activities at a Glance- 2009
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The National Human Rights Commission of Nepal was established on May 26, 2000 under the Human Rights Commission Act of 1997. The Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007 has elevated NHRC as a constitutional body giving a wide range of mandates relating to the promotion and protection of human rights. The Commission comprises of the Chairperson and four commissioners, who have been appointed for six years by Head of the State (President) at the recommendation of the Constitutional Council. Their appointment was confirmed by the parliamentary committee hearing. The NHRC was formed under article 131 of the Constitution, which outlines the Commission’s power and functions. According to the provision, NHRC has to submit its annual progress report to the President, who then refers it to the Parliament through the Prime Minister. The Annual Report covers a wide range of activities carried out by NHRC during the year. In substance the report provides an overview of the human rights situation and the challenges that NHRC experienced during the year. NHRC Chairperson Justice Kedar Nath Upadhyay recently submitted the past year’s Annual Report to Hon President Dr. Rambaran Yadav at the President’s Office. It was held amid a
simple ceremony attended by the commissioners and senior officers of NHRC, senior staffs of the office of the President and media persons. Speaking at the occasion, Justice Upadhyay noted that last year remained very challenging in terms of human rights. Justice Upadhyay gave a brief picture of the human rights situation in the country to the President. He highlighted impunity, deteriorating law and order situation, extrajudicial execution, abduction, torture and internal displacement as the major issues of human rights during the year. He also mentioned the diarrhoea epidemic that claimed nearly 400 lives in various districts in the mid and far western regions. He observed that the government's slow response to the epidemic caused unfortunate loss of lives, and many of them children, women and people of disadvantaged dalit community.
Publisher:
NHRC/UNDP ,   (2009 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
EPIDEMIC CAUSE, SECURITY PERSONNEL, CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES, DETENTION, DISABILITY CONVENTION, REGIONAL OFFICE, FORENSIC EXPERTS, PEACE ACCORD, ARMED GROUPS, FREEDOM, EMPOWERMENT, SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT, DALIT COMMUNITY, HEALTHCARE, STRIKES AND PROTEST, TORTURE AND HARASSMENT, NEPALI MIGRANT WORKERS, DISADVANTAGED, DIARRHOEA, POWER AND FUNCTIONS, IMPUNITY, EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION, MEDIA PERSONS, ABDUCTION, LAWS AND REGULATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, SAFET
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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