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OHCHR goes public on critiquing status of Dalits

About time… Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded on notions of purity, pollution and inequality. They face marginalization, social and economic exclusion, segregation in housing, limited access to basic services … Continue reading

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OHCHR annoyed that TRC has been watered down

Make no doubt about it, amnesties for war crimes are illegal under international law. Note for example Charles Taylor who was ousted from Sierra Leone on the promise of an amnesty only to be nabbed a bit later and taken … Continue reading

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OHCHR spokesperson for human rights slams army

Not even remotely surprising. Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville We are concerned about the reported request to the Government of Nepal by the Nepal Army to promote Colonel Raju Basnet to the rank of … Continue reading

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OHCHR report on Dalits’ access to justice

New OHCHR report on Dalits’s access to justice in Nepal. — Opening the door to equal justice for Dalits in Nepal: OHCHR-Nepal disseminates its report Opening the door to equality: access to justice for Dalits The United Nations Human Rights … Continue reading

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Maoist-parties agreement begins to bite

Several weeks after the widely-acclaimed agreement between the Maoists and the other political parties which saw a decision on a “peace and reconciliation” committee, we are starting to see the outcomes. Rather than “truth and justice” the government has decided, once … Continue reading

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100 Day Campaign against Caste Discrimination and Untouchability

This is a Hundred Day Campaign jointly organized by the National Dalit Commission NDC and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal OHCHR-Nepal. On 16th September, the President of Nepal officially inaugurated the launch of the campaign and over … Continue reading

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End the Haliya system in Nepal say the NHRC, NDC, NWC and UN

Although the September 2008 agreement between the Government of Nepal and Federation of National Haliya Liberation Society formally declared the liberation of Haliyas, tangible outcomes have yet to be achieved. The draft Haliya Prohibition Bill has not been passed, and the Government has … Continue reading

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3rd periodic state report on ICESCR

“Nepal acceded to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), without any reservation. Nepal submitted its Second Periodic Report under the ICESCR on 30 June 2006. The present Third Periodic Report contains the measures taken to implement … Continue reading

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NDC, NHRC and OHCHR welcome verdict on caste-based discrimination and urge swift implementation

Describing it as an important step forward in the fight against discrimination in Nepal, the National Dalit Commission (NDC), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) welcome an important judgment in … Continue reading

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