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United Nations Office of The High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, Press Release- 5 October 2005
Abstract:
Ian Martin, the Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, has expressed concern that the Government proposal of a code of conduct for NGOs would be in breach of Nepal’s international human rights obligations. In a letter sent to the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, the Representative expressed concern that, under international practice, codes of conduct for NGOs are normally initiated and defined by civil society itself and are commitments entered into voluntarily by NGOs which do not have a legally binding character. He noted that, in contrast, in Nepal the NGO code of conduct was being proposed by Government and would have legally binding effects on NGOs.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATION, CIVIL SOCIETY, HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS, VIOLATION, RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CODE OF CONDUCT, LEGALLY BINDING EFFECTS
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2005)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
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United Nations Office of The High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, Press Release- 5 October 2005
Abstract:
Ian Martin, the Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, has expressed concern that the Government proposal of a code of conduct for NGOs would be in breach of Nepal’s international human rights obligations. In a letter sent to the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, the Representative expressed concern that, under international practice, codes of conduct for NGOs are normally initiated and defined by civil society itself and are commitments entered into voluntarily by NGOs which do not have a legally binding character. He noted that, in contrast, in Nepal the NGO code of conduct was being proposed by Government and would have legally binding effects on NGOs.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATION, CIVIL SOCIETY, HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS, VIOLATION, RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CODE OF CONDUCT
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2005)
Thesaurus:
01.00.0A - Political And Legal Questions
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United Nations Office of The High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, Press Release- 5 October 2005
Abstract:
Ian Martin, the Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, has expressed concern that the Government proposal of a code of conduct for NGOs would be in breach of Nepal’s international human rights obligations. In a letter sent to the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, the Representative expressed concern that, under international practice, codes of conduct for NGOs are normally initiated and defined by civil society itself and are commitments entered into voluntarily by NGOs which do not have a legally binding character. He noted that, in contrast, in Nepal the NGO code of conduct was being proposed by Government and would have legally binding effects on NGOs.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATION
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2005)
Thesaurus:
01.00.0A - Political And Legal Questions
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Feeder: ANJANA SHARMA, Editor: , Auditor:
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