Category: Nepal

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...

Comprehensive reparations measures a must

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 16 :: Healing scars left by conflict and rights abuses  There is an urgent need to adopt comprehensive reparations measures to heal the scars left by the decade-long conflict and human rights abuses in Nepal, an international expert on reparative justice system has said. Taking to this daily in the capital, Ruben Carranza,...

Amnesty Intl concerned over debilitation of NHRC over a year

Published in The E-Kantipur on Sep. 16 :: International human rights organization, Amnesty International (AI) has said that the Nepali government’s failure to appoint new commissioners to National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC ) for a year shows a deeply disappointing lack of commitment to human rights and transitional justice. “The fact that the government has simply neglected filling the...

Int’l conference on rights of Asian women held in Capital

Published in E-Kantipur on Sep. 15 :: An international seminar on human rights of Asian women and elimination of all forms of discrimination was recently held in the Capital. More than one hundred social workers, human right activists, students and some Korean residents participated at the international seminar jointly organised by Political Science Association of Nepal (POSAN) and Gender Studies...

Call for ending child labour

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 09 :: Rights activists have called on the government to make and implement proper mechanism to end child labour in the country. Addressing a workshop on ‘Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Challenges and Future Directions’ organised by the United Nations Association of Nepal, in association with the World Federation of...

Challenges prevail in reproductive rights protection

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 09 :: The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA)’s country representative to Nepal Giulia Vallese today said that there still remained critical challenges in ensuring universal access to reproductive health and protection of reproductive rights for one and all. Delivering a keynote speech at South Asia Consultation on Media Engagement in Post 2015 Development...

Human trafficking cases on the rise

Published in The Himalayan on Sep. 06 :: A recently released report of the National Human Rights Commissions titled Trafficking in persons especially on women and children in Nepal, which is based on the data of various governmental and non-governmental organisations, says that majority of women and children are being trafficked for sexual exploitation, labour exploitation and entertainment sectors. Especially...

2 Nepali human rights investigators diasppear in Qatar

Published in e-Kantipur on Sep. 04 :: Two British human rights workers of Nepalese extraction investigating the plight of migrant labourers constructing facilities for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup have disappeared and are feared to be held incommunicado by the Gulf state’s security forces, British national morning newspaper The Independent has reported. Krishna Upadhyaya, 32, and Gundev Ghimire, 36, vanished on...

Commission on disappearance – Will it deliver?

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 01 ::  We just marked one more International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, but without any significant progress in terms of addressing the past disappearances in Nepal. Enforced disappearances were among the most serious human rights violations committed during the decade-long armed conflict. According to the United Nations Working Group on...

Provide justice to victims of enforced disappearances: ICJ to govt

Published in the My Republica on Aug. 30 :: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has renewed its call on the Nepali authorities to provide justice to hundreds of victims of enforced disappearances during the decade-long armed conflict in Nepal.Issuing a statement on the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the ICJ alleged that members of...