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Press Statement on The Occasion of The Visit to Kathmandu (23-26 January 2005) by Ms. Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Nepal has been motivated by a growing concern over reports of a grave human
rights crisis afflicting.the vital work of the National Human Rights
Commission and the many human rights defenders, NGOs, the media and the legal profession, who seek to advance the cause of human rights in fraught and of ten dangerous circumstances.the awareness worldwide to the terrible plight of many Nepalese in the midst of the armed conflict that is sweeping their country and which has resulted in the rampant abuse of basic human rights.Nepal that even during this traumatic period for their country,my colleagues and I have been met with such warmth and hospitality. the National Human Rights Commission, to the commanding officers of the national security forces, to the Chief Justice and to the many NGOs whom I have met, for the time and care they have taken in briefing me on the complex situation in Nepal today.The Government of Nepal responsibility to protect its people. This requires the Government to protect not just the physical security but also the legal rights of all. This responsibility cannot be suspended, even in times of national emergency.The Government of Nepal must abide by its commitments, freely made, both in international law and domestically.the Government will best distinguish itself from those who resort to violence and intimidation.The High Commissioner met with a broad cross-section of Nepal’s human rights defenders from among both NGOs and the media. Her visit to Kathmandu also coincided with the launching,today, of the Watch list report documenting the mounting violations against children in Nepal’s armed conflict.
Publisher:
UNHCR ,   (2005 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE, CRISIS AFFLICTING, COMMISSION, MEDIA, LEGAL PROFESSION, CIRCUMSTANCES, ARMED CONFLICT, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, RESPONSIBILITY, EMERGENCY, ABDUCTION, EXTORTION, FORCIBLE DISPLACEMENT
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 UN : International Peace and Security
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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