As a reflection of the high priority placed on the promotion and protection of human rights of mentally disabled persons, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal has included it in its Strategic Plan 2015-20. In this regard, the NHRC Strategy Plan Support Project (SPSP)—supported by UNDP and the governments of Denmark and Switzerland—has undertaken a number of initiatives, including awareness and advocacy drives, as well as pilot programmes focusing on monitoring, outreach and the promotion of rights of persons with mental disabilities.
National Human Rights Commission has been provisioned with the duties to ensure the respect, protection and promotion of human rights and their effective implementation as per the Article 249 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal- 2015. As a constitutional body, therefore, the Commission has been accomplishing its constitutional responsibilities through monitoring the human rights situation, investigation and promotion of human rights.
The pervasive problem of human trafficking has a long history in the world. While going through the pages of history, the form of human trafficking has undergone vast changes and it is known as the Modern Day Slavery. In the bygone century, slaves were traded and in recent years, human trafficking is committed basically for sex exploitation, in the pretext of foreign employment and trading of human organs, marriage with foreigners as well as employment in entertainment industry as often brought to light by various media reports.
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NHRC organized a formal announcement program on the establishment of the Mobile Human Rights Camp on its office premise at Pulchowk. A Memorandum of Understanding has been made and signed jointly by the NHRC Nepal, Nepal Bar Association (NBA), Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) to carryout mutual collaboration on establishment and implementation of Human Rights Mobile Camp to monitor the human rights situation of 14 most quake-hit districts.
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Fourteen districts across the country have been mostly affected by the deadly earthquake of 7.6 Richter scale that hit the nation on 25th April at 11.56 AM and on 26th April, 12th May, 2015 and the intermittent aftershocks that followed. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has declared the state of emergency in the earthquake hit districts. About nine thousand people have met death, hundreds of them have been missing and millions have been rendered homeless due to the devastating earthquake.
The Monitoring teams of National Human Rights Commission deployed in three districts have drawn the attention of the Government to immediately make an arrangement of shifting the human settlement to safe places to evade the possible landslide due to cracks emerged in land due to the earthquake.
The NHRC monitoring teams deployed in three district have found that the earthquake victims sheltering in accessible places on road side have received the relief materials the most.
The monitoring team led by Commissioner Prakash Osti in field monitoring in Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Kavrepalanchok has arrived at the conclusion that the victims of massive earthquake haven’t received the relief due to the lack of coordination among the state bodies, political parties and civil society.
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NHRC Concludes Nationwide.......... 1
NHRC Preliminary Report................ 2
High Level Monitoring..................... 3
Former NHRC Members................... 3
Concern expressed over.................... 4
NHRC urges 33 Party....................... 4
Put an end to violent......................... 4
Constituent Assembly Election......... 5
Respect People’s Mandates............... 5
Glimpses of the Pre-Election............ 6
Glimpses of the Pre-Election............ 7
Stakeholders Urge NHRC.
NHRC Expresses Concern
Incident of Inhumane
Pay Heed to
Adoption of Fire
TRC Needs to
Rights Organizations present
Improvement of Child
Clear Definition Stressed
Advocacy for Justice
Interim Human Rights
News in Brief
NHRC Comments On TRC related Odinance.
NHRC to Confer ‘Dayaram Pariyar HRs Memorial Award’ on Dr. Shiva Maya and Mr. Baral
Access to Justice e urged for the Victims of Racial Discrimination
Improve the Prison Condition of Solukhombu: NHRC
NHRC Urges Protection of Consumers’ Human Rights and Justice
Bandh Cripples Life across the Country, Sort out Problems through Dialogue
NHRC Monitors the Custodial Death
- NHRC Monitors the UPR Recommendations
- Okhaldhunga Prison Monitored: Improvement Recommended
- Consultation on the Optional Protocol to CRC held:
- Govt. Urged to Ratify the Protocol
- NHRC Monitoring Mission in Dhankuta
- An Overview of Human Rights Situation in Western Nepal
- An Overview of Human Rights Situation in Eastern Nepal
Kathmandu - "There is an urgent and genuine need for accountability for serious human rights violations, including cases of enforced disappearance committed during the decade long conflict in Nepal," reads a joint press statement released by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal.
Remedies and rights revoked: impunity through case withdrawals
23 June, 2011
Kathmandu – The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) today released a Legal Opinion paper entitled “Remedies and Rights Revoked: Case Withdrawals for Serious Crimes in Nepal”.
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
Monday 24 January - 2011,
Kathmandu - The National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRC) and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) release an analysis today entitled, 'NHRC-OHCHR Observations on the National Human Rights Commission Bill'.