Human Rights Forum Nepal (HURFON)
A website on human rights in Nepal by nepalresearch.org

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Human Rights Forum Nepal (HURFON) is a website 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 Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.

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NC and Sanaatan State: Myth or Reality, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 23/02/2024) [The number of NC politicians advocating a return to the Hindu state during the Mahasamiti seems disproportionately high. This is due to the fact that at the upper levels of the NC, similar to the other parties, there are predominantly (male) Khas Arya, who simply do not want to understand the multi-ethnicity of Nepal and the centuries-long discrimination of non-Khas Arya under the Hindu monarchy!]

Loan sharking victims demand DPM Shrestha’s resignation (kh 23/02/2024), Don’t ignore loan shark victims (ae 23/02/2024)

Shunned and silenced : The long struggle of the women who were sexually assaulted or raped during the conflict period continues (kp 21/02/2024)

Nepal delays reply to UN concerns over transitional justice : Four UN special rapporteurs had given Nepal 60 days, until February 15, but officials say they need more time, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2024)

Incidents of violence against women on the rise: INSEC (rep 20/02/2024), Cases of human rights violations surged by 27 percent in 2023. Involvement of government bodies in human right violations in notable number of cases (rep 20/02/2024)

Urban poverty is on the rise, while rural poverty keeps falling : Experts call for creation of more jobs in order to address the livelihood issues of the urban poor, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/02/2024)

Conflict-era rape victims’ trauma compounds : Records at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission show that among the 63,700 cases it received, 314 are related to rape or sexual violence from the insurgency, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2024)

Various groups organize protest at Maitighar demanding justice for Ajit Mizar (In Pictures) (rep 19/02/2024)

Air pollution responsible for premature births, low weight : Neonatal deaths have not declined in the past five years, according to a study, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2024)

Nepal’s health sector under the budget knife : Experts warn budget cuts could undo the progress the country has made in the health sector over the past several years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2024)

Cold tarps are forcing families back to damaged homes : A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Jajarkot, Rukum West and Salyan on November 3 killing scores and damaging around 8,000 public and private houses, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 19/02/2024)

DAO Kathmandu extends prohibited zone duration for two more months (kh 17/02/2024)

Love, a ‘deadly trap’ for Dalits!, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 17/02/2024)

‘50% children with cancer are out of medical services’ (kh 16/02/2024)

Over 26,700 temporary shelters constructed for earthquake Survivors in Rukum Paschim (kh 16/02/2024) [Within almost for winter months!!??]

Congress group aims to put Hindu state on party meet agenda : While proponents say the party should listen to people’s voices, others dismiss the agenda as a non-starter (kp 15/02/2024) [Those who advocate a return to a Hindu state ignore the multi-ethnicity and the multi-cultural and multi-religious character of Nepalese society. Such people oppose social inclusion and are therefore anti-democrats. Political parties that advocate such policies should be ignored! They only stand for the preservation of power and privileges of a predominantly male small elite!], Clamour for Hindu state : A political ideology that favours nativism and monoculturalism has no place in a democracy (kp 16/02/2024), NC leaders, including 22 central members, to announce Special Campaign for Sanatan Hindu State today (kh 17/02/2024) [To identify the state and the nation with a single culture and religion is a crime against the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Nepal! The country is not the property of predominantly male high caste Hindus, even though they have pretended to be for centuries!]

Old story, new twist : The saga of Nepali youth dying in senseless foreign wars like the one in Ukraine should stop (kp 15/02/2024)

Navigating Tradition and Progress: Same-Sex Marriage Recognition in Nepal, by Mona Sharma and Dikshya Aryal (rep 14/02/2024), LGBTIQA+ community: A continuing struggle for social acceptance, by Mitali Bharadwaj (ae 14/02/2024)

Death toll from People’s War waged by the Maoists stands at 18,076: New data (rep 14/02/2024)

Nepal police arrests 89 individuals on human trafficking charges in six months (kh 14/02/2024)

Promote Human Rights And Inclusion, by Namrata Sharma (rn 14/02/2024)

‘Another world is possible’: Socialists of the world to convene in Kathmandu this week : People involved in socialist movements from 92 countries will take part in the five-day World Social Forum-2024 (kp 14/02/2024)

Nepali women face harsh realities of foreign employment in Gulf countries, by Sabita Khadka (rep 12/02/2024)

Court sentences rape convict to 18 years in jail in Tanahu (kh 12/02/2024)

Alternative sentencing in Nepal, by Pradikshya KC (ae 12/02/2024)

Alliance plans to push TJ bill via vote if no consensus : Multiple attempts to build consensus have failed as ruling and opposition parties refuse to budge from their stands (kp 12/02/2024)

Street vendors stage protests against KMC  (rep 11/02/2024)

Bringing more women into science : Female scientists can now pursue their careers, but their role as caregivers represents a double burden, by Mamata Aryal (kp 09/02/2024)

Susta rural municipality launches monetary scheme to discourage child marriage (kh 09/02/2024) [The reasons lie in the extremely patriarchal way of thinking, its reflection in politics and laws, the permanent non-inclusion of women and archaic cultural practices in society. They cannot be solved with money!]

Prime Minister Dahal says he favours publicising Lal Commission report : Promises to call a meeting of the ruling alliance to decide the matter (kp 09/02/2024)

Nepal's peace dilemma : The failure to conclude the transitional justice process undercuts the achievements in the structural transformation of Nepal, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 07/02/2024)

Social Movement Calls For Just Global Order, by Namrata Sharma (rn 07/02/2024)

Schoolgirls come together to combat outdated pratices : Young girls rally against social ills, urging female relatives to shun harmful traditions like Chhaupadi, child marriage and caste-based discrimination, by Tularam Pandey and DB Budha (kp 07/02/2024)

FNJ calls for media-friendly bill (kh 07/02/2024)

Reform in reservation is necessary, by Ritesh Panthee (rep 06/02/2024)

Proposal to prevent child marriage (ae 06/02/2024)

Will TRC Bill Be Endorsed ?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/02/2024) [Quite unlikely! If it does, the result will still be unsatisfactory for the victims. Potential offenders should not decide on such laws!]

Quake-displaced people battle inclement weather : Around 34,000 earthquake-displaced people are living under tents in Jajarkot and Rukum West, according to government data, by Mahersh KC (kp 04/02/2024)

Is Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission really weak? What can be done to make it more functioning and relevant? When human rights violations occur and the citizenry expect a prompt and swift intervention, the Commission’s “grand” mandate and mission often crumble to pieces, by Shrawan Adhikari and Simone Galimberti (nlt 04/02/2024)

Jaleswar Jail jam-packed with prisoners (kh 04/02/2024)

Salyan and Surkhet report highest number of rape cases among 10 Karnali districts : In most rape cases, the perpetrators of the crime are usually the victims’ family members, according to police, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 03/02/2024)

Dahal, Oli discuss ways to resolve transitional justice disputes : The opposition leader says the bill to amend the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act should be finalised in consensus after some revisions (kp 03/02/2024) [Both are not really interested in justice for the victims.]

Insurgency victims come up with 27-point demand : Want extrajudicial killings and unlawful killings listed as serious human rights violations and the authority to reduce penalties resting with judiciary, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/02/2024)

Break the cycle : Most loan shark victims will continue to be denied justice unless the local bodies become more active (kp 01/02/2024)

Disabled students of a Baglung school face uncertain future after grade 8 : Many students of Ramrekha Basic School in Baglung may have to discontinue education after passing grade 8 because there are no other disabled-friendly schools nearby, by Prakash Baral (kp 01/02/2024)

Constitutional watchdog names 60 persons implicated in serious human rights abuses : Those incriminated include top police and government officials, and politicians, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/01/2024), NHRC Report Card: Action recommended against 66 right violators (ae 01/02/2024)

Unlocking Opportunities: Empowering Financial Inclusion in Rural Nepal : For women in rural areas who continue to face low literacy rates and various gender-based barriers, access to and use of digital financial services is not a small task, by Santosh Adhikari and Menila Kharel (nlt 30/01/2024)

Fending for themselves : There can be no excuse for the poor handling of the post-disaster situation in Karnali’s quake-affected districts (kp 30/01/2024)

Experts call for more proactive handling of new and old security threats : At a function in Kathmandu on Monday, speakers from diverse sectors discussed the interplay of regional and global powers in Nepal (kp 30/01/2024)

Loan sharking victims to march again towards Kathmandu for justice (kh 29/01/2024)

From Constitution to Kitchen: Nepal’s Journey to Food Rights, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (rep 28/01/2024)

What delays the rehabilitation of earthquake-displaced people : Since November, 35 homeless, mainly senior citizens and minors, have died, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 28/01/2024)

Dalit women: empowered or imperilled? We must ensure equitable access to resources to ensure Dalit women’s active political participation, by Samiksha Baral (kp 28/01/2024)

Supreme Court says it cannot pass verdicts solely on the basis of media coverage : The court also raises questions over continued delays in advancing the transitional justice process (kp 28/01/2024)

Single women unable to build temporary shelters : Many have not registered for reconstruction aid. Even those who lack the physical and human resources to build a temporary shelter, by Tripti Shahi (kp 26/01/2024)

Women Commission urges govt to take action on unlawful children’s homes (kh 25/01/2024)

SC releases full text of directive order to amend NHRC Act (kh 25/01/2024)

Nepal launches milestone action plan on business and human rights : The adoption sends a strong message to investors that Nepal is a good place to do business, stakeholders say (kp 25/01/2024)

Let people protest : Trying to maintain public order by banning peaceful demonstrations is a fool’s errand (kp 22/01/2024)

NSU students arrested in Maitighar (kh 21/01/2021)

Remaining works of peace process to be completed on consensus: PM Prachanda (rn 21/01/2024) [Consensus with the victims and their families or consensus among top politicians, some of whom bear great responsibility for the crimes of the past?], Remaining works of peace process to be completed soon: PM Dahal (kh 21/01/2024)

Supreme Court declines to impose restrictions on security personnel using metal bullets (kh 19/01/2024)

Ensure Justice To Conflict Victims, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 18/01/2024)

“Musahar Community in Nawalparasi requires immediate attention”, by Brikshya Gautam (kh 18/01/2024)

Triggering mistrust :The police must be sensitised on the need of exercising maximum restraint during public protests (kp 18/01/2024) [They believe they have the right to beat, torture and kill people. This was the case under the royalist-absolutist panchayat system and it hasn't changed to this day!]

The weight of patriarchy : Nepali women continue to be persecuted in the name of outdated traditions (kp 15/01/2024)

Concerns mount over rising Nepali migrant deaths : Around 15 Nepali workers die abroad each month. Reports says 95 migrants from Gandaki Province died abroad in the first six months of this fiscal year, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 17/01/2024) [This is also a consequence of climate change, economic inequality and the government's inability to create jobs at home!], Foreign employment: 539 deaths in six months (rep 17/01/2024), Check Youth Exodus, by Dixya Poudel (rn 17/01/2024)

Five, including police personnel, accused of gang-raping 14-year-old girl in Mugu (kh 16/01/2024)

NIC instructs universities to implement Right to Information laws (kh 15/01/2024) [The right to information is a fundamental right that is very often not even respected by the government!]

Right to protest under threat : Despite the strengthening of human rights, the repression of protests persists in Nepal and worldwide, by Marissa Leena Taylor and Ashmita Sapkota (kp 14/01/2024)

Echo chamber in Nepali media : There has been no progress in institutionalising press freedom and ensuring editorial independence, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 14/01/2024)

Govt prepares to declare 2,601 more martyrs through Nepal Gazette (rep 14/01/2024) [This does not mean justice for the victims]

No state for women : Nepali mothers can confer citizenship to their children, but conditions still apply, by Neha Gurung (nt 12/01/2024) [Only males are real Nepalis and they are best from the so-called high Hindu castes! This country belongs to them! Only men are real Nepalis and they are best from the so-called high Hindu castes! This country belongs to them! Therefore, they have to bear the burden of holding all responsible posts!]

Victim’s cry for justice met with disbelief and counteraccusations, by Sita Neupane (kh 12/01/2024), Nepal's TJ law needs more progress: Human Rights Watch (rep 12/01/2024) [see HRW report on Nepal]

Transitional justice commissions get one more extension but legal issues remain : MPs accuse government of not showing urgency to find consensus on amending the law, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/01/2024) [There will be no willingness to do justice for the victims as long as those responsible on both sides of the conflict are in power today!], Much ado about nothing : Without a commitment to end the process right, term-extension of the TJ bodies is meaningless (kp 12/01/2024)

Why has the transitional justice process not moved ahead?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 11/01/2024)

Gaushala 26’ files complaint at CIB against identity disclosure (kh 11/01/2024)

Health workers manning Covid desks on Nepal-India border unpaid for six months : Amidst the increased workload and health risk following a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the health workers feel cheated, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/01/2024)

Rape trial in Nepal is an endless journey, by Sabina Acharya (nlt 10/01/2024)

Kathmandu District Court sentences Sandeep Lamichhane to 8 years in rape case (kh 10/01/2024), Sandeep Lamichhane gets eight years in jail after rape conviction : His lawyers say they will appeal the district court’s ruling, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/01/2024)

Teenage girls in Rukum East live in terror of outdated traditions : Deep-rooted customs where young girls are forcibly hauled away and abducted by men for marriage persist in several areas of the western Nepal district, by Durgalal KC (kp 10/01/2024)

Silence and shame in Ajit Mijar’s killing : Caste hatred often precipitates caste violence, and hardly any criminal is sentenced to jail , by Mitra Pariyar (kp 09/01/2024)

Conflict victims, rights defenders and professionals welcome invalidation of the ‘People’s War Day’ by the Supreme Court : In February last year, Dahal government had declared Falgun 1 as People’s War Day. The conflict victims as well as the civil society members had objected to the government’s decision (nlt 09/01/2024), Conflict victims, rights defenders, lawyers, professionals and other citizens welcome SC decision to cancel People’s War Day (rep 10/01/2024)

No respite for earthquake victims, by Rajendra Karki (ae 09/01/2024)

Conflict-affected families of security personnel urge PM Dahal to address their genuine concerns (rep 09/01/2024)

HURPES to ensure 40% women in executive committees, opposes damages to Chure region (kh 09/01/2024)

Dr. Govinda KC arrested again for protesting in restricted zone (kh 09/04/2024)

Child marriage, teen pregnancy exacting heavy toll on Bajura girls : Efforts to curb child marriage ineffective due to deep-rooted traditions, local officials say, by Arjun Shah (kp 06/01/2024)

Mental Health and Human Rights, by Swastika Poudel (rep 06/01/2024)

The marginalised on the margins : Two Nepali families on either side of a path suffer from state neglect, but one is much doing better. Why?, by Sonia Awale (nt 05/01/2024)

Sarlahi’s Barahathwa tense as hotel owner dies in police firing (rep 05/01/2024) [Once again!], Prohibitory order enforced in Sarlahi following protest-related fatality (kh 06/01/2024), Curfew in Sarlahi local unit after man dies in protest : Local residents were protesting a municipal plan to hand over a health post to provincial authorities. Protesters claim the man died from police bullet, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 06/01/2024),
Protests continue in Barahathawa for second day : Barahathawa Municipality’s decision to upgrade and hand over a 15-bed municipal hospital to the province triggered the violent protest on Friday, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 07/01/2024), Jaishankar Sah's mortal remains left on road for 72 hours (rep 07/01/2024), Administration and Barahathawa protesters reach agreement : With the deal, family agrees to receive the body of the man killed on Friday, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 08/01/2024)

Absence of Dalits in the private sector : Caste-based preference motivates workers to focus on ‘chakari’ rather than skills, by Abhishek Jha (kp 04/01/2024)

Three years on, monsoon-displaced people in outlying Bajura settlements await rehabilitation : A total of 519 families have been displaced over the past three years after their homes were destroyed by heavy rains, government data show, by Arjun Shah (kp 03/01/2024)

Winning Justice Can Be A Hard Struggle, by Namrata Sharma (rn 03/01/2024)

How development projects can go wrong when they disregard the rights of the indigenous people : Hydropower is the cleanest form of energy. But should it come at the cost of indigenous people being abused and oppressed simply because they want to have a say on how such development projects will impact their lives?, by RK Tamang and Simone Galimberti (nlt 02/01/2024)

Economic slump takes toll on sustainability of free media : Nepali media industry needs immediate rescue with favorable legal/policy environment and financial support so that press freedoms would be survived, protected and promoted, by Taranath Dahal (nlt 02/01/2024)

Nepali girls held hostage for sex trade in Delhi, accused couple in police net, by Arun Bam (rep 02/01/2024)

Shots fired as Minister’s vehicle came under siege: Home Minister (kh 01/01/2024) [And the siege of a minister's vehicle justifies the police killing and injuring people with firearms? The government and the police need to change their attitude if Nepal is to be a state governed by the rule of law!] Home Minister losing control over police force: RSP Chair Lamichhane (kh 1/01/2024)

Comrades, TikTok is the Giga-factory of the 21st Century : The irony deepens as the Communists, once champions of the proletariat, have now assumed characteristics akin to the bourgeoisie, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 01/01/2024)

Documents / Websites

Nepal Events of 2023, HRW world-report 2024, 12/01/2024

Note of Appreciation and Concern to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Kathmandu, 31 October 2023

Saudi Arabia: Migrants workers who toiled in Amazon warehouses were deceived and exploited, by Amnesty International, 10 October 2023

2022 Report on International Religious Freedom: Nepal, by US Department of State, 15 May 2023

Amnesty International Report 2022/23, Nepal, March 2023)

2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nepal, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 2023

South Asia State of Minorities Report 2022 : Weakening Human Rights Commitments
and Its Impact on Minorities
. The South Asia Collective, February 2023

Nepal’s Social Protection System Reinforces Inequality: Expand the Child Grant; Include Informal Workers, by HRW, 1 February 2023

Media, Elections and Human Rights : A Study on Media Coverage of Elections from Human Rights Perspectives, by Media Action Nepal, 2023

Nepal: Events of 2022, HRW World Report 2023

GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS (GANHRI).
Report and Recommendations of the Session of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA)
Geneva, 03 - 07 October 2022

State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya, by ICIMOD et al., 29 September 2022

What German Football Can Do to Remedy Abuses in Qatar : Football Association Pledges to Press FIFA to Compensate Migrant Workers, by David Fischer, HRW (12 August 2022)

Nepal: Amend Transitional Justice Bill : New Draft Falls Short of Promised Reforms to Protect Victims’ Rights. Statement by AI, HRW, ICG and TRIAL, 22 July 2022

Custodial deaths in Nepal : Towards a Framework for
Investigation and Prevention
, by Advocacy Forum-Nepal. Kathmandu, 26 June 2022

From Exclusion to Inclusion : Crafting a New Legal Regime in Nepal, by Bipin Adhikari et al. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha 2022

2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nepal. US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 12 April 2022

The State of the World's Human Rights. Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2021/22, Nepal chapter, March 2022

World Bank. Women, business and the law 2022. Nepal data.

World Report 2022 - Nepal chapter, by Human Rights Watch

Gender Sensitivity in Nepali Media, report by Media Action Nepal, 2022

2020 Civil Society Organization Sustainability Indey for Asia, by USAID, November 2021 (Nepal, pp. 38ff)

Media in Nepal : Safety of Journalists, Sustainability and Gender Inclusiveness, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Misleading News in Media : A study of newspapers and online news portals of Nepal, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Code of Conduct : Improving conflict sensitive reporting & journalist safety in South Asia, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Vulnerability to Human Trafficking in Nepal : From enhanced regional connectivity. World Bank Group, December 2021

COVID-19 pandemic worsens disparities in young children’s development and learning in Nepal : One out of five children developmentally off track, press release bi UNICEF, 19 December 2021 [see also Child and Family Tracker, ECDI Survey, UNICEF, August 2021]

Impacts of protecting life in global health assistance policy in Nepal. Report by CREJHPA, September 2021

Unprepared and Unlawful: Nepal’s Continued Failure to realize the right to health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Briefing paper by International Commission of Jurists, 13 September 2021

Nepal Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, by NPC et al., 18 August 2021

Violations in the name of conservation : "What crime had I committed by putting my feet on the Land that I own?" Amnesty International, 9 August 2021

Challenges for Dalits in South Asia’s Legal Community. Chapter I: Dalit Justice Defenders in Nepal, by American Bar Association - Center for Human Rights (18/06/2021)

Nepal: "Struggling to breathe".  The second wave of Covid-19 in Nepal, by Amnesty International (14/06/2021)

HRW report “I Must Work to Eat” - Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda, by Human Rights Watch (26/05/2021)

South Asia: Urgent action needed to combat deadly COVID-19 surge across region (Amnesty International 13/05/2021)

Youth Anxiety, Aspiration, and Activism: Survey Report, by Niti Foundation and ILO, April 2021

Nepal Child Labour Report 2021, by International Labour Organisation and Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal

Nepal 2020. Excerpt from Amnesty International Report 2020/21 (07/04/021)

2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nepal. US Department of State, 30 March 2021

Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2021, by INSEC, Kathmandu 2021

Annual Report 2020, by NHRC. Lalitpur, February 2020

Nepal: Human Rights Commission’s Integrity in Jeopardy : Lack of Transparency in Appointments Undermine Effectiveness, Public Confidence, common statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Commission of Jurists, 1 March 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)

Right to Information Rules, 2065 (2009)

Right to Information Act, 2064 (2007)




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