Category: Nepal

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NEPAL: Rights all year round

Published in The E-Kantipur on Dec. 10 :: Promotion and protection of the rights of vulnerable groups can strengthen national integrity, peace and democracy The United Nations has set ‘Human Rights 365’ as the theme for the international human rights day this year. The theme carries significant meaning because the promotion of human rights in a real sense is possible...

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NEPAL: People’s SAARC challenges regional elite’s agenda

Published in The Green Left on Dec. 06 by Farooq Tariq :: The 18th South Asian Associations for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took place at Kathmandu, Nepal on November 25 and 26. The heads of the eight states of South Asia took part in the summit. Kathmandu was a showcase of what has happened repeatedly in the three decades since...

NEPAL: Mass Media in Democratization in Nepal

Published in The Telegraph Nepal on Nov. 21 by Dev Raj Dahal (Head, FES, Nepal Office) ::   Introduction Media constitute a part of larger civil society entrusted with the responsibility to protect human rights, expand the domain of public sphere and contribute to public opinion and democratic will-formation. Nepal’s post-conflict situation demands additional contribution of media in the construction...

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NEPAL: Rape as a weapon of war

Perpetrators of conflict-era sexual violence walk free as women suffer in silence and fear Publihsed in The Nepali Times on Oct. 28 by Tufan Neupane :: Gayatri used to study in a secondary school. In 2001, the security forces took her into custody and raped her every night by up to six officers. Nandita was gang raped by soldiers in front...

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Where is the justice?

There is little sign that Nepal’s leaders are prepared to address atrocities during a war that ended eight years ago Published in the Nepali Times on Oct. 17 by David Seddon :: Some 30 countries, from Algeria to Uganda, have established commissions of enquiry into alleged atrocities perpetrated during periods of internal conflict or authoritarian rule, or in a few...

Nepal govt has failed to deliver justice: ICJ‚ HRW

Krishna Prasad Murder Published in The Himalayan Times :: The International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch have said the government of Nepal has failed for over a decade to deliver justice for the killing of Krishna Prasad Adhikari. Krishna was killed in June 2004 allegedly by Maoist rebels in Chitwan. His parents Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya then...

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A vow to fight violence against women

Feminist leaders and women rights advocates take stage to express their solidarity to a global campaign for gender equality Published in The E-Kantipur on Sep. 29 :: “Jagau Nari Chinau Hami Afno Swabhiman. Hamro Mutu Bhitrai cha hai Shanti ko Muhan” “Rise and recognise your self worth, for women, you are the source for peace,” sang Ani Choying Drolma urging women...

Conflict victims continue to experience hardships‚ says ICTJ

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 17:: Victims of human rights violation during the decade long armed insurgency in Nepal continue to experience hardships, says a new study by the International Centre for Transitional Justice, urging the government to implement a comprehensive reparations programme to respond to victims’ acute and long-term needs. The report titled To Walk Freely with...