BHUTAN – 32,000 Bhutanese refugees resettled so far; resettlement programme has become its largest
30 June 2010 11:15 am

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Saturday announced that the resettlement of refugees from Bhutan in Nepal has become its largest resettlement programme worldwide. Issuing a statement on the eve of World Refugee Day (20 June), the UN refugee agency informed that 32,000 refugees from Bhutan have departed to the United States and other [ Read more ]

NEPAL – FORUM-ASIA chairperson refuses honour by government
15 June 2010 3:10 am

Subodh Raj Pyakurel, chairperson of FORUM-ASIA, refused the decoration by the Nepali government. Other nominees included the people responsible for the “Kalanki massacre” in 2006, and he released a statement below on 31 May 2010. On 2 June, the council of ministers decided to scrap the two medals conferred to controversial police officers. The news [ Read more ]

NEPAL – Nepal parties urged to extend terms of constituent assembly
2 June 2010 1:06 am

(Bangkok, 26 May 2010) – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA), a regional network of 46 human rights organizations working across Asia, has expressed its deep concern over the ongoing uncertainty over the term of the Constituent Assembly which is set to expire on May 28. Following the signing of the historic [ Read more ]