Nepal

[ANNI Statement] Nepal: Rights Commission’s report exposing human rights violators a positive step towards justice
22 October 2020 3:35 pm

  (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 22 October 2020) ‒ A recent report[1] published by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRCN), where it has made public the details of human rights violations committed by 286 violators in the last two decades is a step towards ensuring accountability and combating impunity in cases of human rights abuses in [ Read more ]

Open letter to the SAARC Council of Ministers urging the establishment of a South Asia regional human rights mechanism
23 September 2020 6:17 pm

Date: 23 September 2020 To, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bhutan H.E Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, India H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Maldives H.E. Mr. Pradeep [ Read more ]

From Our Member Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal – Press statement concerning the impact of the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus 
4 September 2020 3:55 pm

Press Statement The impact of the pandemic caused by the Corona Virus is increasing day by day in Nepal. Till August 15, 2020, the number of deaths due to COVID19 disease reached to 102 and the number of infected persons reached to 26,019. Information and data collected through the INSEC’s district representatives from all 77 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Nepal – Youth for Social Transformation
18 August 2020 1:10 pm

“Youth for Social Transformation”, Intensive Discussion Program on the Occasion of IYD 2020 Successful 13th August 2020 On the occasion of International Youth Day, an intensive discussion program on “Youth for Social Transformation” was held via zoom. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Honorable Jagat Bishwokarma, was the chief guest for the program with Mr. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal – Situation of Human Rights within 3 Months of Lockdown
27 July 2020 7:08 pm

Situation of Human Rights within Three Months of Lockdown (From March 24 2020 to June 24 2020) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been gradually diminishing the status of human rights in Nepal. With the country seeing a gradually increasing rate of coronavirus infections – other facets of human rights have been overshadowed and under-represented. Human [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Nepal: Ensure safety of returning migrant workers
12 June 2020 2:26 pm

Nepal: Ensure safety of returning migrant workers (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 12 June 2020) – Inadequate quarantine facilities and mismanagement of Nepal’s migrant workers returning from India could lead to a human rights crisis, rights groups said. In a joint statement, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and seven of its member organisations urge the [ Read more ]

Nepal: COVID-19 not an excuse to silence dissent
11 June 2020 5:31 pm

In response to the crackdown on peaceful demonstrations outside of the Prime Minister Oli’s official residence in Kathmandu on 9 June 2020 against Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: What was clearly a peaceful demonstration adhering to physical distancing protocols turned violent when police cracked down on protestors, [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Nepal: End impunity for caste-based discrimination and killings
9 June 2020 6:18 pm

Nepal: End impunity for caste-based discrimination and killings (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 09 June 2020) – The recent killings and attacks against the Dalits exemplify the deep-rooted caste-based discrimination and impunity in Nepal and it must end, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and seven of its member organisations in Nepal, said. The attack against [ Read more ]

[Case Study] Joint Land Ownership: Equal Ownership and Equal Rights of Men and Women
13 December 2019 5:51 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its second Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 27 October – 2 November 2018. Below is a case study written by one of the participants of the GALP in 2018. More information on GALP can be found here. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this [ Read more ]

Nepal: Amendment Bill of National Human Rights Commission Act will weaken the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal
24 May 2019 6:01 pm

Nepal: Amendment Bill of National Human Rights Commission Act will weaken the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (Kathmandu/Bangkok, 24 May 2019) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses its deep concern over a proposed bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act 2012 (NHRC Act 2012). The Government of [ Read more ]