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presenting links to articles on Nepal's human rights issues as well as important background information. The link collection has been started in September 2016.

HURFON is a subsite of Nepal Research. Its name goes back to an organisation that had been founded in Germany in 1990 but that had to be dissolved some years later. Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.


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Curtailing women’s liberty : The rule proposed by Department of Immigration tries to force the patriarchal vision of society onto women through the fabric of legislation. This policy is based on classification of sex, by Niyati Adhikari (rep 24/02/2021)

Six held for seeking justice for Nirmala (ht 23/02/2021) [It is a crime to demand justice for rape victims when His Majesty the Prime Minister is in town!]

Addressing HR violations : Nepal Police needs to reform, by Mohna Ansari (ht 23/02/2021)

Execute penal code : The government should take corrective measures to make improvements in the criminal justice system (ht 23/02/2021)

Manifestation of misogyny : If the government really wants to ‘protect’ women it needs to make the country safe from violence, prejudices, practices and laws that harm and humiliate women, by Grishma Bista (rep 22/02/2021)

Nutrition deficiency still prevalent despite country spending billions to address the issue : Distribution of complementary foods and micronutrients alone will not address the problem, nutritionists say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2021)

What’s in a language : The government should learn from the past blunders of promoting one language (kp 22/02/2021)

Lamjung jail bursting at the seams, inmates rue poor hygiene (ht 22/02/2021)

Nepal needs to amend human trafficking laws to fully enforce Palermo Protocol, experts say : Existing laws define the crime in a narrow sense and fail to protect the victims, they argue, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/02/2021), 'Trafficking is crime of moral turpitude', by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/02/2021), Stronger laws needed : Merely handing down prison terms and fines is not going to deter people from engaging in human trafficking law (ht 22/02/2021)

End of war is not peace : A generation later, the legacy of war is seen in residual violence and impunity, extortion and murder, rape and torture (nt 19/02/2021), The lingering trauma of war : 15 years after opposing sides in Nepal’s conflict made peace, a victim’s fight for truth and justice continues, by Pratibha Tuladhar (nt 19/02/2021), From the frontlines of Nepal’s war : Five reporters remember their coverage of the people caught up in the Maoist ‘People’s War’ (nt 19/02/2021)

Cases of torture declining, claims govt (kp 18/02/2021) [???]

How proposed immigration policy on women is deeply flawed : Limiting women’s education, employment and movement hinders their economic empowerment and freedom thereby perpetuating their dependency on men, by Tara Kanel (rep 18/02/2021)

Contempt of conscience : Let freedom of speech and divergent views flourish (kp 17/02/2021)

Temptations of saffron secularity and hybrid democracy : The political call for a Hindu Rashtra poses a mortal threat to the very idea of an inclusive Nepal, by CK Lal (kp 17/02/2021)

NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya (ht 17/02/2021)

Former chief justices reply to the court, reasserting why free speech matters : In saying House dissolution is unconstitutional, they say they used their right to freedom of expression and that does not amount to contempt of court, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/02/2021)

Ensure right to speech : It is sure to backfire on the government should it introduce the directives aimed at curtailing the freedom of speech (ht 15/02/2021)

Sapana Rokka Magar faces harassment; police working to arrest the accused (rep 15/02/2021)

Family of Baitadi victim still clueless about perpetrator’s identity : Police claim that they will make public the culprits soon, by Tripti Shahi (kp 14/02/2021), Someone familiar involved in Bhagrathi rape and murder case: Police (rep 14/02/2021)

Broken promise : The Nepal government has failed to live up to its commitments on transitional justice, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (kp 14/02/2021) [Oli has implemented almost nothing of what he had announced three years ago. All Nepali politicians think and act similarly, but Oli's failure is particularly extreme!]

Bardiya municipalities unite to keep memories of war victims alive : Local and provincial governments can now do their bit to  provide relief for victims of the conflict, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/02/2021)

'Reject contitutional appointments bypassing parliamentary hearing' : Rights activists are very certain that the National Human Rights Commission will not be able to do its job effectively as it lacks legality and validity (kp 14/02/2021)

NHRC introduces policy to ensure gender equality (ht 14/02/2021)

Man arrested for raping 14-year-old girl (kh 14/02/2021)

Draft directives to regulate social media give authorities power to define decency : Provisions of the directives, to be enforced by the Department of Information Technology, are from the controversial Information Technology Bill which is in Parliament., by Bijay Timalsina (kp 13/02/2021), New directives to control online media worry free speech proponents (ht 13/02/2021)

Fear looms the fate of Nirmala Pant case might recur, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 13/02/2021)

History of female (im)mobility in Nepal : Immigration Dept proposal is just the latest proof of a misogynist, bungling bureaucracy, by Upasana Khadka (nt 12/02/2021)

Proposed travel rule change may not help control women’s trafficking, experts say : Immigration official tries but fails to convince protesters that the government is not trying to curtail anyone’s rights, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Samikshy Baral (kp 12/02/2021) [But it helps the patriarchy to control women even better! According to the thinking of Hindu fundamentalists like Oli, this is perfectly fine!]

Nepal’s ‘inferior’ women : Nepal is still a highly patriarchal society that looks upon women as second-class citizens (ae 12/02/2021), ‘Women’s March’ in Kathmandu to demand an end to violence against women and impunity : People from various walks of life are participating in the march from Basantapur to Singha Durbar gate (kp 12/02/2021), ‘Justice, justice, justice’ : Fed up with inaction, women march to demand end to impunity, by Samiksha Baral (kp 13/02/2021), Hundreds rally in capital for women’s rights (ht 13/02/2021)

Children becoming victims of sexual exploitation due to internet misuse (ht 11/02/2021)

Girl abducted and raped in Morang, by Chuman Basnet (rep 11/02/2021)

Children in stress due to parent’s dispute, by Sabina Karki (kh 11/02/2021)

Leader Ram Kumari Jhakri Arrested (rn 11/02/2021), NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction leader Jhakri arrested from home for "committing a crime against state" (rep 11/02/2021), Dahal-Nepal faction protesting outside Jhakri’s residence as police prepare to arrest her (rep 11/02/2021), NC leader Thapa takes strong exception to Jhankri’s arrest (kh 11/02/2021), Dr. Koirala condemns Jhakri’s arrest, demands immediate release (kh 11/02/2021), Habeas corpus petition filed at SC against Jhakri’s arrest (kh 11/02/2021), In Jhakri’s arrest, analysts see Oli government’s intent to curb free speech : The leader was charged with crime against the state, before she was released, for her remarks on the President, but legal experts say police stretched the law a bit too far, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/02/2021)

Standard for expanding GBV Prevention Fund developed (ht 10/02/2021)

Eliminating gender based violence : The way political leadership is working to end gender-based violence in our country is not inspiring enough. There should be greater commitment and more actions, by Mandip Lamichhane (rep 10/02/2021), Smash rape culture : Impunity is one of the reasons why sexual violence continues to thrive (kp 11/02/2021) [The Oli government and political parties care more about their sympathisers, even if they are perpetrators! They also regard women as inferior creatures, subordinate to men in every way!]

Lactating mothers, newborns in the far-west forced to stay in cowsheds after childbirth, by Prakash Singh (ht 10/02/2021)

New rule requiring women under 40 to take approval from family, local ward office to go abroad draws criticism : Social media users call it a regressive move, saying the decision deprives women of their agency and limits their right to free movement (kp 10/02/2021) [Oli, the misogynist!], New directives to regulate media, social networking sites in offing (ht 10/02/2021) [Media censorship in preparation!], New rule on foreign travel for women under 40 draws ire as patriarchal and preposterousIn what is described by public and rights defenders as a regressive move, government says women under 40 years of age must take consent from family to fly abroad on visit visas, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Samiksha Baral (kp 11/02/2021), DoI expresses concern over news reports on alleged requirement of letter from local govt and permission of family to woman under 40 to travel abroad (rep 11/02/2021)

Why women should be given equal rights in citizenship : Nepal’s sovereignty will be stronger if we empower our women and children and weaker if we disenfranchise the children of Nepali mothers. A nation that treats its citizens unequally is doomed from within, by Riti Prasai (rep 09/02/2021)

Three incidents of rape and attempted rape reported in five days in Gorkha (rep 09/02/2021)

Locals worried that culprits of Bhagrathi rape and murder case may escape (rep 09/02/2021)

Four years old girl raped in school, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/02/2021)

Nepali girl gang raped and murdered in Bihar (rep 08/02/2021)

Baitadi father shoots daughter, torches house and flees, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 07/02/2021)

Human trafficking laws need to be amended, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/02/2021), Amend the laws : Amending the laws as per the protocol would ensure adequate compensation to the victims and tough punishment to the traffickers (ht 08/02/2021)

How Nepali migrants suffered during the pandemic : In the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, job loss created a financial hardship to low-skilled migrants. It cut off the survival lifelines of the family members back home, by Dinesh Prasad Joshi and Laxmi Kumar Parajuli (rep 07/02/2021)

Teenage girl found dead in Baitadi forest : The girl’s family suspects that she was murdered and have demanded authorities to arrest the perpetrators, by Tripti Shahi (kp 06/02/2021), Bhagirathi Bhatta murder case: Six arrested for interrogation (kh 06/02/2021), Bhagirathi Murder Case: Preliminary investigation suggests rape before murder, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 07/02/2021), Police ‘speed up’ investigation into Bhagarathi Bhatta murder case : Family refuses to receive dead body (kh 07/02/2021), NHRC to monitor probe into Baitadi rape, murder (ht 08/02/2021), ‘Bhagarathi raped and choked to death’, by Bira Gadal (rep 08/02/2021), Bhagarathi rape and murder case: Vaginal swab sent to Kathmandu for lab test (rep 08/02/2021), Post-mortem report reveals Baitadi teenager was raped and murdered : There were wounds in her head, legs, mouth, hands and private parts, police say, by Tripti Shahi (kp 09/02/2021), A pall of gloom and fear hangs over Baitadi village since teenage girl found deadSchools remain closed as calls grow louder that culprit(s) should be booked. Police say, based on the post-mortem report, someone killed the 17-year-old after rape, by Tripti Shahi (kp 10/02/2021)

Government has not procured essential drugs for over 18 months : The essential drugs provided for free are key to preventing deaths by non-communicable diseases, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/02/2021)

General strike affects life nationwide : Five trucks were vandalised in Chitwan on Thursday; vehicular movement disrupted in many other places, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 05/02/2021) [Since 1991, the cadres of the political parties do not understand what the fundamental right to strike and demonstrate entails. In any case, vandalism and coercive methods against civil society are not part of it!], As citizens bear the brunt of strikes, they ask who politicians are servingSix vehicles were vandalised in the Capital during Thursday’s general strike called by the Dahal-Nepal faction. Their fault—going about their lives to feed their families, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/02/2021), Anarchy let loose : Their intent does not seem to be to bring the democratic process back on track (kp 05/02/2021), Banda for what? People are not going to tolerate it when any political group declares shutdowns and restricts their mobility (rep 05/02/2021)

Tenure of two transitional justice bodies to be extended but it is not enough, conflict victims say : Law that allows amnesty for rights violators must be changed first, victims and activists demand., by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/02/2021)

DoPM urged to improve prison conditions (ht 04/02/2021)

Flood, landslide-displaced Baglung villagers still wait for new houses : The displaced families say government authorities and the people’s representatives are indifferent towards their problems, months after they were forced to abandon their homes, by Prakash Baral (kp 03/02/2021)

Disappearance commission starts issuing ID cards : Kin of victims say cards not associated with any facility from the state are of no use when officials are reluctant to address their concerns, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/01/2021)

Let’s raise our voice : This is a time to unite and educate every person to speak out against gender violence, by Sachina Paudel (kp 31/01/2021)

Nepal Communist Party dispute risks further delay in justice for war victims : As Oli is wooing former Maoist combatants for his political gains, Dahal is warning that the peace process could be derailed because of the House dissolution move, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2021)

Forced labour, bonded labour and child labour prevalent in country’s brick kilns sector, new report says : Organisations call for concerted efforts by all key stakeholders–government, industry employers and workers–to work for a decent work agenda in the country’s brick production industry (kp 29/01/2021) [see UNICEF report], Forced, bonded, child labour thrives in brick kiln sector, report says : Organisations call for efforts by government, industry employers and workers to strive for a decent work agenda in the country’s brick production industry (kp 30/01/2021)

Threat to Nepal’s hard-fought democratic ideals : The civil society movement not only must insist on punishing Oli, but also push for a new political culture, by Pramod Mishra (kp 28/01/2021)

Poor HR record : Making amendments to the TRC Act and NHRC Act are a must to gain support from the international community (ht 28/01/2021)

Clarification on alleged extrajudicial killing sought (ht 28/01/2021), Four UN special rapporteurs on human rights seek details on investigations into deaths in custody and police actions : In a correspondence addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the four special rapporteurs have said that non-investigation into such deaths is against international conventions Nepal is party to (kp 28/01/2021), Lack of probe into deaths at hands of police concern for UN : Four special rapporteurs on human rights remind Nepal of its obligation to look into such cases, punish perpetrators. Officials say they are unaware of such correspondence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/01/2021)

Nepal has made little progress on transitional justice, Amnesty International Nepal says : The rights group says despite making numerous commitments at international forums, the country achieved little in terms of real delivery (kp 26/01/2021)

Campaigners decry use of force by police on peaceful civic protest against the House dissolution move : Unwarned, protesters were hit by water cannons and  beaten up as they marched towards Baluwatar. Earlier in the day, rights activists were rounded up from same area, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/01/2021), [The police action as now ordered by the Oli government is criminal and a serious violation of basic human rights. The behaviour of the police has not changed since the end of the authoritarian royal Panchayat system!], Rights activists protesting HoR dissolution arrested from Baluwatar (ht 26/01/2021), Police use water canons, baton charge citizen protesters in Baluwatar (ht 26/01/2021), Do not suppress dissent : The attack on citizens’ peaceful protests is unacceptable in a democracy (kp 27/01/2021), Assault on civil liberties : Monday's use of force against civil society activists and intellectuals is a fresh reminder of how the Oli government is inching toward an authoritarian rule (rep 27/01/2021)

Several protesters injured as police use force on participants of Baluwatar March : Writers, poets, artists, intellectuals and members of the public were participating in the rally (kp 25/01/2021) [Even more than the protests of the parties, these intellectuals endanger Oli's ambitions for power and must be silenced, he thinks!], Rights activists protesting HoR dissolution arrested from Baluwatar (ht), Rights activists protesting HoR dissolution arrested from Baluwatar (ht 25/01/2021), Rights activists protesting HoR dissolution arrested from Baluwatar (ht), Baluwatar wears tense look as police obstruct march by civil society members (with photos), by Monika Malla (rep 25/01/2021)

Poverty and lack of awareness and access forcing many to resort to unsafe abortion : Even 19 years after legalisation, women’s struggle for safe abortion continues. As a result, they put their health at risk and are unable to exercise their rights, experts say, by Samiksha Baral (kp 24/01/2021)

Kalikot teens run successful campaign against Chhaupadi : Campaign inspires girls and women to abandon period sheds, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/01/2021)

Nepali women migrants repatriated from Beirut : Migrant workers, mostly women, have been hit hard in the West Asian country reeling under multiple crises, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/01/2021), Is foreign employment a choice or a compulsion? Labor migration is not safe for innocent Nepali migrant workers. The government should ensure that every single Nepali worker in foreign land is paid decent salary and treated with dignity, by Bipana Thapa (rep 23/01/2021)

When will Dalit lives matter? Despite voices being raised in the Capital and across the country against the injustices inflicted on Dalit people, their plight remains the same.  The Post takes a look at the events that took shape last year and why they were not enough, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 23/01/2021)

PM Oli assures ex-Maoists commanders of finding solution to their problems (kh 23/01/2021) [And what about the problems of the victims of the insurgency and their families, Mr Oli??]

Nepal yet to ensure transitional justice: Officials have been repeating same commitments at international fora, but have done little to implement them, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2021) [The statement read out by the foreign minister sounded in part like a fairy tale story! Promises made for years, but not kept, were presented as if they would be implemented!], NHRC urges govt to ensure implementation of its past recommendations (rep 23/01/2021),
Govt urged to implement NHRC recommendations (ht 24/01/2021)

Universal Periodic Review: Nepal quizzed on transitional justice, rights, Tibetan refugee issue : Foreign Minister Gyawali reiterates Nepal’s commitment to human rights, deflects US queries on Nepal-China agreements as a bilateral matter, by Anil Giri (kp 22/01/2021), United Nations urged to tell Nepal government to protect civic freedom : Physical attacks on journalists, rights activists continue to undermine civic space (ht 22/01/2021)

Writ petition filed against renewal of online media (rep 19/01/2021)

Media fails to uphold its role as watchdog : The government tried to stop criticism by  threatening and spreading fear among journalists, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 18/01/2021)

‘Govt working to end discrimination against women’ (ht 18/01/2021) [This claim is a farce as long as the political patriarchy that dominates all parties is not willing to treat women as equal to men in every way, that is, in the constitution, laws, citizenship, and any kind of inclusion and participation. And none of the autocratic male Tagadhari politicians are willing to do that!], 90pc VAW cases settled thru reconciliation (ht 18/01/2021) [This cannot be called justice. It overwhelmingly proves the unequal legal position of women. VAW is a serious crime and must be dealt with and punished by public courts. In case of legal loopholes, the courts must bindingly oblige the legislator to adjust the laws immediately!]

Kathmandu Metropolitan City doesn’t have any plans yet for street vendors : While Lalitpur Metropolitan City authorities have adopted a much gentler way to manage street vendors, their counterparts in Kathmandu are still resorting to brute force, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/01/2021)

Lost and never found: Hundreds of children, more girls than boys, go missing every year The majority of children who go missing are eventually found but stakeholders  fear all those who go missing are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/01/2021)

Landslide victims await relocationAlmost 700 houses were destroyed and 1,771 partially damaged by landslides triggered  by heavy rainfall in Kalikot last year, by Tularam Pandey (kp 14/01/2021)

Govt claims it’s working to address woes of conflict victims (ht 14/01/2021) [Measured against the government's inaction for years, this statement sounds like a mockery!]

Cops thrash man black and blue (ht 12/01/2021)

Students study in roofless classrooms at this Salyan school : A strong wind had blown away the roof of the school building some eight months ago, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 11/01/2021)

Bajura's Haliya community files complaint with NHRC seeking rights to live (ht 10/01/2021)

Women hit by pandemic, domestic violence at high risk of trafficking : Traffickers have been using the Jamunaha border in Banke to smuggle girls and women to India on the pretext of sending them abroad for jobs, anti-trafficking officials say, by Madhu Shahi (kp 09/01/2021)

Bajura local government seeks religious leaders’ help to stop child marriage, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/01/2021)

Families displaced by Bheri-Babai diversion project deprived of compensation, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 08/01/2021)

Prison infrastructure construction gains pace (ht 08/01/2021)

Youths demanding justice to Nirmala Pant arrested from PM Oli’s mass assembly (kh 08/01/2021), Seven held from Oli’s event for wearing t-shirts with slogans demanding justice for Nirmala Pant : People who attended the function say they were not allowed to wear anything black, even caps or masks, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 09/01/2021) [Many authoritarian politicians are prone to such misbehaviour. Moreover, he must once again put up with the question of whether he personally is deliberately trying to prevent the crime against Nirmala Pant from being solved!]

Drawing a line in the sand : A year after Dilip Mahato was killed by the sand mafia, his family still seeks justice, and illegal mining continues unabated, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 08/01/2021)

Hard life for the disabled : Nepal is failing to adequately protect persons with disabilities from discrimination and marginalisation, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 07/01/2021)

FNJ flays journalists’ arrest in Kathmandu (ht 07/01/2021)

COVID pandemic worsens citizens’ right to employment (ht 07/01/2021)

Bardibas villagers grapple with drinking water shortage : Around 400 families have been facing water shortages for the last five decades, by Sunita Baral (kp 07/01/2021)

Despite quotas, hill Brahmins disproportionately land civil service jobs : In fiscal year 2019-20, 28 percent of applications for civil service jobs were from the community but 45 percent of those recruited were from it. This has been a trend for past few years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/01/2021) [If one also takes gender into account, the disproportionality in favour of male Bahuns is even much greater!]

Families of flood victims still living in tents (ht 06/01/2021)

Child labour free zone proposals sought from local bodies (ht 06/01/2021)

Lumbini to expand access to drinking water (ht 06/01/2021)

Discrimination against Bajura elderly with leprosy; forced to live in cow-shed (ht 06/01/2021)

May such day never come again!, by Madhu Paudel (kh 06/01/2021)

Local authorities in Achham intensify anti-Chhaupadi campaign, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 05/01/2021)

Save Ganga Maya, ensure justice for her, says NHRC (ht 05/01/2021)

When women are not paid : Until and unless Nepali women are relieved of their burden of unpaid domestic works, gender equality in workforce will remain a mirage and the goal of women empowerment elusive, by Roshani Giri (rn 05/01/2021)

Incidents of sexual assault rampant in camps for flood displaced in Surkhet : A few cases get reported but a majority of them are settled within camps, families displaced by the 2014 floods say, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 04/01/2021) [Further proof of the Oli government's lack of sense of responsibility! Oli always speaks only of his rights, not of his duties!]

Just transition : Policymakers seem unaware that their decisions  are capable of causing  indescribable suffering, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 04/01/2021)

Proposed amendment on visit visa law is deeply flawed, by Karan Kunwar and Indu Dhungana (rep 03/01/2021)

Religious minorities, marginalised people more vulnerable to humanitarian crisis (ht 02/01/2021)

Nirmala Panta's Case Revisited : Apathy delays justice (rep 02/01/2021)

Human rights matter : Recent events show how important it is for the countries in the world to uphold human rights, by Simone Galimberti (rep 02/01/2021)

Protests called for release of eight people convicted in 2015 Tikapur incident : The individuals who have been jailed for life are ‘political’ prisoners, struggle committee says, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/01/2021)

With no House, amendment to transitional justice law, as per court order, remains uncertain : The government is preparing to extend the terms of the commissioners assigned to look into conflict-era cases once again. Why not bring an ordinance to amend the law as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2015 instead, victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/01/2021), 2020, a tough year for Nepali journos, says FNJ (ht 01/01/2021)

World Report 2021 : Nepal - Events of 2020, by Human Rights Watch, January 2021

Report on Employment Relationship Survey in Nepal. UNICEF, January 2021

Nepal Human Development Report 2020, UNDP and NPC, 13/12/2020

The Government of Nepal has been using the Covid-19 Pandemic to Exercise Control, to Commit Human Rights Violations and to Deny Justice to Victims of Human Rights Abuses, by AHRC, 09/12/2020

राष्ट्रिय मानव अधिकार आयोगको वार्षिक प्रतिवेदन (२०७६–२०७७), National Human Rights Commission, 07/12/2020

No Law, No Justice, No State for Victims : The Culture of Impunity in Post-Conflict Nepal. Report by Human Rights Watch. 20/11/2020

Nepal : Justice stalled for conflict victims. Amnesty International submission for the UN universal periodic review, 37th session of the UPR working group, January 2021 (Amnesty International 23/10/2020)

आयोगको २० वर्ष आयोगका सिफारिशहरु र कार्यान्वयन अवस्था (२०५७ जेठ–२०७७ असार), National Human Rights Commission, 15/10/2020

The NHRI Nepal Joint Submission for The Third Cycle Universal Periodic Review of Nepal, 2020. Submitted by National Human Rights Commission, National Women Commission and National Dalit Commission, March 24, 2020 (revised 07/09/2020)

Child & Family Tracker: Tracking the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families in Nepal. Baseline Findings, by UNICEF Nepal and Sharecast, August 2020 (Powerpoint presentation)

Costing Study on Early Childhood Education and
Development (ECED) in Nepal
: A Case for Investment in ECED, by UNICEF Nepal and The World Bank, 2020

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in a Federal Nepal: Recommendations from an ICJ High-Level Mission, by ICJ: Geneva, July 2020

Nepal’s Universal Periodic Review: Human Rights Review Should Address Broken Commitments, Impunity, by Human Rights Watch, 16/07/2020), see submission report by HRW (15/07/2020)

Lawyers at risk: Law Society submits joint UPR report on Nepal, by The Law Society of England and Wales, 13 July 2020 (see also factsheet and submission)

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Nepal, by US Department of State

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by US Department of State, 11 March 2020

Rule of Law Index Nepal 2020, by World Justice Project, 11 March 2020

Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2020, by INSEC, Kathmandu 2020

Annual Report: Synopsis 2018/2019, by NHRC. Kathmandu: January 2020

Sexual Exploytation of Children in Nepal, by ECPAT International 2020

Nepal 2019. In: Human Rights in Asia-Pacific. Review of 2019. Amnesty International, 29 January 2020

Nepal: Recent Steps Undermine Transitional Justice, by ICJ, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International, 25 January 2020

Nepal: Events of 2019, by Human Rights Watch, January 2020, pp. 418-422

Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP)

Human Development Report 2019: Inequalities in Human Development in the 21stCentury. Briefing note for countries on the 2019 Human Development Report: Nepal. New York: UNDP 2019

Nepal: 13 Years On, No Justice for Conflict Victims. Joint statement by ICJ, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and TRIAL International, 25 November 2019

Nepal: New NGO Law Should Protect Rights
Government’s Recent Moves Have Restricted Activists
, by Human Rughts Watch, 14 November 2019

Nepal: Release Report on 2015 Protest Violence: Suppressing Lal Commission Findings Denies Justice to Terai Victims, by Human Rights Watch, 1 October 2019

All work, no pay: The struggle of Qatar's migrant workers for justice, Amnesty International, 19 September 2019

Torture and forced child labour: UN experts find Nepal violated human rights, by OHCHR 27/08/2019,  including full text of the UN document]

On the Occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, by Advocacy Forum - Nepal, 26 June 2019

2019 Trafficking in Person Report: Nepal. by US Department of State, June 20, 2019

Regressive Laws, Mounting Violations, report by Freedom Forum, 3 May 2019

The Legal Stranglehold, by International Federation of Journalists, 3 May 2019

Nepal: To End Hunger, Strengthen and Implement Right to Food Law, Amnesty International, 04 April 2019

Nepal 2018 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Human Rights Yearbook 2019, by INSEC, 17 February 2019

Fighting inequality in Nepal: The road to prosperity. OXFAM report, 11 January 2019

Media Freedom Deteriorating. Annual media freedom report 2018 by Freedom Forum

Preliminary Comments: Draft Bill to Amend the Act on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2014], by Amnesty International, ICJ and TRIAL International, 20 July 2018

Preliminary Comments of Conflict Victims’ Common Platform (CVCP) on proposed TJ draft bill to amend Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, Truth and Reconciliation Act, 2014, 17 July 2018

Nepal: Transitional Justice Reform an Urgent Need; Current Draft Law Does Not Meet International Standards on Prosecuting Worst Crimes, by Human Rights Watch, 7 July 2018

Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 - Nepal, by World Justice Project

Nepal 2017 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Amnesty International Annual Report 2017/2018 on Nepal, 22 February 2018

Nepal: Events of 2017, by Human Rights Watch, January 2018

Human Rights Yearbook 2018, by INSEC, 20 February 2018

Nepal: Transitional Justice Proving Elusive Term Extensions do not Cure Act’s Fundamental Problems. Joint press statement by ICJ, HRW and AI, 13 February 2018

Nepal’s Transitional Justice Process: Challenges and Future Strategy. A Discussion Paper, by International Commission of Jurists, August 2017

Trafficking in persons. National report 2015/16, by NHRC, June 2017

Amnesty International. Turning people into profits: Abusive recruitment, trafficking and forced labour of Nepali migrant workers. London, 6 June 2017

New Fronts, Brave Voices: Press Freedom in South Asia 2016-17, by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 3 May 2017 [Nepal on pages 72-77]

“Building inequality": The failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalised in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts (Amnesty International 25/04/2017)

"What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal (Amnesty International 25/04/2017)

Serious Crimes in Nepal’s Criminal Code Bill, 2014. A Briefing Paper by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), March 2017

National Human Rights Commission Nepal (NHRC)

Nepal 2016 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 3 March 2017

Nepal 206/17, report by Amnesty International, 22 February 2017

Nepal: extending transitional justice commissions without granting real powers betrays trust of victims, by International Commission of Jurists (10 February 2017)

NHRC. Varshik Prativedhan 2072/73 (yearly report), 13 January 2017 (in Nepali)

Human Rights Watch, World report 2017, Nepal chapter (January 2017)

Nepal: Decade After Peace, Scant Progress On Justice; Political Parties Fail to Deliver on Promises, by Human Rights Watch, 18 October 2016

Global Gender Gap Report 2016 - Nepal data, by World Economic Forum, Geneva, October 2016

Statement on the CIAA and reports on investigation of Social Science Baha (SSB) and Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) (BNAC 01/10/2016)

“Our Time to Sing and Play”: Child Marriage in Nepal, by Human Rights Watch, 7 September 2016 [see also video]

Nepal - Torture and Coerced Confessions, by Amnesty International, 19 July 2016

The Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (Control) Bill, 2014. A Briefing Paper by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), June 2016

Nepal 2015 Human Rights Report, by Department of State • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Washington, 14 April 2016

Nepal 2015/16, by Amnesty International, 24 February 2016

Nepal’s police in Madhesi-hunting spree (Asian Human Rights Commission, 24 February 2016)

INSEC Yearbook 2016 (19 February 2016)

Earthquake Recovery Must Safeguard Human Rights, by Amnesty International 1 June 2015

Human Rights Watch: Silenced and Forgotten  Survivors of Nepal’s Conflict-Era Sexual Violence. September 23, 2014

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Justice denied: The 2014 Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation Act. Geneva, May 2014

U.S. Department of State: Nepal 2013 Human Rights Report

Human Rights Watch. Under China’s Shadow: Mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal. 1 April 2014

THRD Alliance. Continuing extra-judicial executions in the Terai (March 2014)

Amnesty International. The dark side of migration: Spotlight on Qatar's construction sector ahead of the world cup, London: AI, 18 November 2013

Nepal: Is the Government Unable or Unwilling to Prevent and Investigate Torture?, report by Advocacy Forum (26/06/2013)

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2013, Nepal chapter (01/02/2013)

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC): The State of Human Rights in Nepal in 2012 (10/12/2012)

Torture of Women: Nepal’s Duplicity Continues, rebort by Advocacy Forum (26/06/2012

Torture of Women in Detention: Nepal’s Failure to Prevent and Protect, by Advocy Forum (26/06/2011)

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