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OHCHR Nepal Chief urges Maoists to Respect Rights of Lawyers and other Human Rights Defenders
Abstract:
The Chief of the UN Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR), Richard Bennett met on Friday with Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M), Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and stressed the importance of respecting the professional freedoms of lawyers and human rights defenders (HRDs). He told Prachanda that OHCHR-Nepal is very concerned about recent information that some lawyers and human rights defenders, directly and indirectly, have been publicly castigated by Maoists for some of the work they carry out. While any individual or party is entitled to voice their disagreement, this should not be expressed in a way that is perceived as threatening against individuals who work to provide a remedy and justice to the victims of human rights or international humanitarian law violations in Nepal. OHCHR stresses the importance of lawyers and HRDs being able to carry out their professional work without any fear or hindrance and with confidence that the rule of law will be respected.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER, HUMAN RIGHT, HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATION, JUSTICE, FEAR, SOCIAL SECURITY, LAW AND ORDER, COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AGREEMENT, PROFESSIONAL FREEDOM, LAWYERS, THREAT
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UNOHCHR , (2010)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
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