Situation of human rights defenders in Nepal

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Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Nepal A Brief Report Covering the Period (From January to October ) Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, has recognized the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in a broad sense. However only the teachers, journalists, law professionals, health workers and those.

implementation of the human rights. Similarly, the Section 4 (1) (f) of the National Human Rights Commission Act, has provisioned the working guideline as to review the contemporary human rights situation and publicize the reported on it, hence, 1 Nepal government had had 22 points agreement with Madheshi.

another human rights crisis on top of the existing brutalities of war. He tried to shut down Nepal's fledgling but vibrant civil society, to silence political opposition, to shut down Nepal's brave journalists, and imprison students, party activists, and human rights defenders.

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The Observatory expresses its deep concern on the intimidation and threats to which Mr. Basnet has been subjected to. Even though the situation of human rights defenders in Nepal seems to have improved recently, this case of intimidation may announce further attacks on human rights defenders in the country.

Actions required. NEPAL 3 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for United States Department of State • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor The new criminal code, which came into effect in August, formally criminalized disappearance. There were no reports of disappearances by or on behalf of government authorities during the year.

Poverty is an ongoing detriment to human rights in Nepal. % of Nepalis are impoverished (surviving on income that falls beneath the poverty line) according to Parker () and Paul (), while the Human Development Report for Nepal claims that 25% of Nepalis are in poverty.

Brief description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the attack of a woman human rights defender and the repression by the police of a peaceful sit-in in the Chimdi village, Sunsari district (eastern region of Nepal), resulting in 14 women human rights defenders being severely beaten and injured.

Like to answer the question in following points 1. Generally speaking human rights situation in Nepal is good. We have a new constitution that guarantees freedom of speech, assembly among various other things. We have a very vibrant media that is. December Report of the former Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/ MODEL LAW FOR THE RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS SIGNATORIES TO THE MODEL LAW Following an Expert Meeting on 10 and 11 Maywe, the following human rights experts and jurists.

The Human Rights Situation of Nepal. and human rights defenders.

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He did all this with the support of the Royal Nepali Army, ostensibly to. NPL / / OBS Arbitrary arrests / Release / Obstacles to freedom of assembly Nepal March 4, The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Nepal.

The struggles of Women Human Rights Defenders in Nepal We spoke with Ms. Rajkumari Upadhaya about her experiences as a WHRD in Nepal, changing societal attitudes towards women and hope for.

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The Human Rights Commission first established the mandate on the situation of human rights defenders on The mandate was most recently renewed by the Human Rights Council decision 43/ in and the Human Rights Council resolution 43/ Current mandate holder.

Mary Lawlor is the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights. WOREC Nepal began documenting cases of violations of women's human rights in the context of armed conflict with the support of Women Human Rights Defenders in 62 districts between and Human rights defenders say that Nepal is likely to face questions from various countries, especially those that made recommendations during the previous review, when it faces the UPR in January.

The review, scheduled for November, was postponed by two months due to the Covid pandemic. Defending Human Rights: A Resource Book for Human Rights Defenders | 2nd Edition Defending human rights: A resource book for human rights defenders (2nd ed.) Published East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project Human Rights House, PlotLulume Rd., Nsambya P.O Box Kampala Uganda Phone: + Fax: +   Identity, Recognition and Resilience of Human Rights Defenders: Strengthening the Security and Protection Mechanisms 1.

November, Kathmandu, Nepal Proceedings of the National Consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekkagya on “Identity, Recognition and Resilience of Human Rights Defenders:. Human rights situation in nepal 1. Human Rights: Nepal 2. • Presentation• Discussion 3.

Nepal 4. Nepal is • Land of Heterogeneous Community•Land of Gautam Buddha•Land of Mt. Everest•Land of Diverse Culture and Language•Land of Temple and GOD•“ATHITO DEVO VABHA” – Respect to the guest 5. Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. The Declaration on human rights defenders in different languages.

General Assembly Resolution A/RES/53/ adopting the Declaration on human rights defenders. Elaboration of the Declaration on human rights defenders began in and ended with the adoption of the text by the General Assembly inon the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of. The mandate on the situation of human rights defenders was established inby the Commission on Human Rights (as a Special Procedure) to support implementation of the Declaration on human rights defenders.

Resource Book on Women Human Rights Defenders. Through its work with LGBTI defenders in Nepal and confirmed by other. The term “human rights defender” has been used increasingly since the adoption of the Declaration on human rights defenders in Until then, terms such as human rights “activist”, “professional”, “worker” or “monitor” had been most common.

SECURITY GUIDE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN AFRICA BOOK I: PHYSICAL & ORGANISATIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT – 9 INTRODUCTION The adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rgi hts Defenders in and the establishment of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in constitute major.

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Anshu Gurung, a human rights defender and writer, is in hiding, fearing for her life. After Anshu wrote an article on her experiences at Osho Tapoban International in Nepal, Swami Ananda Arun and his followers have been publicly harassing her and threatening [ ].

Ms Mary Lawlor, (Ireland) is the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business and Human Rights in Trinity College Dublin. She was the founder of Front Line Defenders - the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.

The Report ‘The Situation of the Human Rights Defenders of Lyme and Relapsing Fever Borreliosis Patients’ was submitted to Special Rapporteur Michel Forst and to Special Rapporteur Dr.

Dainius Puras of the United Nations in March This resulted in the report being entered into UN record and a meeting between United Nations Human Author: Jenna Luche-Thayer, Holly Ahern, Robert Bransfield. "Belarus has effectively criminalised human rights work at a time when the work of human rights defenders is more essential than ever," Mary Lawlor, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, said in remarks endorsed by four other mandates under the Special Procedures framework of the Council.

Special rapporteur, independent expert, and working group member are titles given to individuals working on behalf of the United Nations (UN) within the scope of "special procedure" mechanisms who have a specific country or thematic mandate from the United Nations Human Rights term "rapporteur" is a French-derived word for an investigator who reports to a deliberative body.

Human Rights Nepal. K likes. Human Rights Nepal is an Android based application that will help people know about their rights and also allow them to connect with different NGO/INGOs in Nepal to. The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders has released a report with a strong focus on the dire situation of Dalit human rights defenders, following her visit to India.

And to underline that torture is still very much a problem today the Himalayan Times of 26 June writes “that despite new criminal laws, impunity for acts of torture, ill-treatment prevails in detention” in Nepal The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Advocacy Forum (AF) and Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance (THRD Alliance) have voiced concerns about the near-total failure by.

Coming at a time when WHRDs have received little attention in the human rights arena, the Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs plays a crucial part in advancing the recognition of WHRDs.

The Global Report gives a contextual analysis of the environment in which WHRDs work and the violations they face because of their gender and/or work defending gender-based rights.Women Human Rights Defenders, is an important initiative to acknowledge the valuable contribution of women human rights defenders in the promotion and protection of human rights, and to empower them further in their role as defenders.

It builds on the achievements of women human rights defenders, including those.A human rights defender or human rights activist is a person who, individually or with others, acts to promote or protect human can be journalists, environmentalists, whistle-blowers, trade unionists, lawyers, teachers, housing campaigners, or just individuals acting alone.

They can defend rights as part of their jobs or in a voluntary capacity.