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OHCHR-Nepal Offers Assistance to Strengthen Respect for Human Rights in Public Security Institutions Following February’s Terai Protests.
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This report notes that the performance of police during the Terai protests fell short of international human rights standards. However, it also acknowledges that police were working under difficult conditions, including during incidents when protesters attacked them,” said Richard Bennett, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal. “OHCHR recognizes that the Government of Nepal, including the police, is making efforts to improve public security. My Office is ready to increase its advice and assistance to the Government on the human rights aspects of public security. #TeraiProtest #ViolenceDuringProtest #PublicSecurityInstitutions
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Press Release  in  English
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HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, ABUSE OF POWER, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, ARMED CONFLICTS, CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICTS, CIVILIAN PERSONS, PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, JOURNALISM, JOURNALISTIC ETHICS.
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UNOHCHR , (2008)
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14.02.02 - Human Rights
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Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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OHCHR-Nepal Offers Assistance to Strengthen Respect for Human Rights in Public Security Institutions Following February’s Terai Protests.
Abstract:
This report notes that the performance of police during the Terai protests fell short of international human rights standards. However, it also acknowledges that police were working under difficult conditions, including during incidents when protesters attacked them,” said Richard Bennett, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal. “OHCHR recognizes that the Government of Nepal, including the police, is making efforts to improve public security. My Office is ready to increase its advice and assistance to the Government on the human rights aspects of public security. #TERAIPROTEST #VIOLENCEDURINGPROTESTS #PUBLICSECURITYINSTITUTIONS
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, ABUSE OF POWER, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, ARMED CONFLICTS, CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICTS, CIVILIAN PERSONS, PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, JOURNALISM, JOURNALISTIC ETHICS.
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UNOHCHR , (2008)
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14.02.02 - Human Rights
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Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: PRATIVASHRESTHA, Auditor:
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OHCHR-Nepal Offers Assistance to Strengthen Respect for Human Rights in Public Security Institutions Following February’s Terai Protests
Abstract:
Greater respect for human rights and reforms in Nepal’s public security system are needed to prevent a repetition of the violence and human rights violations that occurred during February’s political protests in the Terai, says a report released Thursday by OHCHR-Nepal. The report summarizes OHCHR’s human rights concerns arising from the protests in the Terai during the period 13-29 February 2008. It is based on the Office’s field monitoring during that period,interviews with victims and their families,local authorities and police personnel, human rights defenders and communications with the Government, as well as on OHCHR’s monitoring and reporting on respect for human rights by the Nepal Police (NP) and Armed Police Force (APF) over more than two years. The incidents illustrate the turbulent nature of Nepal’s transition and the challenges faced by the agencies responsible for maintaining law and order, which function under difficult conditions and often lack sufficient training, resources or standard operating procedures. OHCHR concluded that during February’s protests, NP and APF made greater efforts to engage constructively with demonstrators and exercised more restraint than on previous occasions.
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, WAR CRIMES, RIGHT TO LIFE, PEACEFUL PROTEST, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2008)
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14.02.02 - Human Rights
PDF | File Size: 126 KB   Download
Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: , Auditor:
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