Nepal

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Land Issues and Practices Part Two
22 May 2017 6:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA member CSRC will having the second session of the Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Inclusive Reconstruction. The key speakers of the event are Dr. Bishnu Bhandari (member, National Reconstructive Authority) and Jagat Deuja (Land Rights Activist, CSRC). It will be open to students and researchers, faculty and civil society. The programme will be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017 [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Request to add more vote counting centres
15 May 2017 3:27 pm

15 May 2017: The election observer team of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has monitored the vote counting centres in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan city along with various municipalities on May 15. It was found that the process of vote counting system is very slow despite of large number of vote casted in these metropolitans. If [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on Intimidation against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with the UN
23 September 2016 3:19 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 23 September 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Secretary-General’s report on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement during the General Debate on the Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
15 September 2016 4:52 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Oral Update by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s update. We share his concerns on [ Read more ]

Nepal: Stop using bureaucracy to silence Himal Southasian
30 August 2016 6:37 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 30 August 2016) –  The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is saddened to learn that Himal Southasian, a regional journal promoting ‘cross-border journalism’ in South Asia, is suspending its publication from November 2016. According to the publishers, the decision was taken ‘due to non-cooperation by regulatory state agencies in Nepal that [ Read more ]

Report on Fact-Finding on Impact of Blockade along Indo-Nepal Border
26 July 2016 5:42 pm

In December 2015, The Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), a member of FORUM-ASIA in India, took the responsibility to coordinate a fact-finding mission to the Kakarbhitta border between India and Nepal to investigate the accusation by government of Nepal that India imposed a blockade, disrupting entry of vehicles carrying essential supplies from India to Nepal [ Read more ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – Thematic Report by the High Commissioner, General Debate
22 June 2016 11:14 am

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Thematic reports by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s practical recommendations for the creation and [ Read more ]

Nepal: Release Journalist Shesh Narayan Jha immediately and unconditionally
26 May 2016 12:37 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 26 May 2016)– The arbitrary arrest of Shesh Narayan Jha on 23 May, while he was carrying out his professional duties as a journalist, is a flagrant violation of his human rights and a serious attack on press freedoms in Nepal, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. FORUM-ASIA calls [ Read more ]

Nepal: Release journalist Kanak Mani Dixit immediately
25 April 2016 4:08 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 25 April 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned by the arrest of Kanak Mani Dixit –journalist, human rights activist, and founder/editor of Himalmedia [1] – on 22 April. He was taken into custody from his office in Patan Dhoka, Kathmandu. The Commission for the Investigation of [ Read more ]