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Practice Of Torture Systematic In Nepal
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The Special Rapporteur of United Nations Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak, undertook a visit to Nepal from 10 to 16 September 2005, at the invitation of the Government. Over the course of the visit, he met with officials, including: the chief and joint secretaries of the Office of the Prime Minister, Attorney General, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Director General of the Department of Prison Management, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and inspector generals of the police and armed police. He met senior officials of the Royal Nepalese Army, including the Chief of General Staff and the commanders of the eastern and mid-western divisions of the RNA, among others. Meetings were held with members of the National Human Rights Commission, as well as the chiefs of the human rights cells of police, armed police and the RNA. He expressed his appreciation for full cooperation he received from the Government throughout his visit. The Special Rapporteur also met representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the diplomatic corps in Nepal, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the United Nations Country Team. In Kathmandu, Special Rapporteur visited Central Prison, Hanumandhoka Police Office, Patan Police Office, Chauni barracks of RNA, and Sundarijal Prison, where he interviewed detainees and staff. During the visit, the Special Rapporteur travelled to Nepalganj in the west of the country, where he met with NGOs and the Chief District Officer, among others.
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UN ,   (2005 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
TORTURE SYSTEMATIC, PRISON SENTENCES, HEADQUARTERS, CIVIL LIBERTIES, POLITICAL RIGHTS, INHABITANTS, TADO, DEPARTMENTAL ACTION, VICTIMS, ILL-TREATMENT, PRISON MANAGEMENT, DETENTION, QUALITY OF INVESTIGATION, CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE, TREATMENT AND PUNISHMENT, SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR, DETAINEES AND STAFF, JUSTICE MECHANISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, ARMED POLICE FORCE
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 UN : International Peace and Security
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14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
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