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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 Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.

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Disabled kids still lack access to education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 31/12/2016)

TRC still faces mountain of work with one month before term ends, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 31/12/2016)

Settle VAW cases within 3 months: CJ, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 31/12/2016)

Govt seeks clarification from NRA chief exec: PM’s core team is learnt to have the perception that  Gyewali subtly defied the government’s instructions on the pretext of legal hurdles and donor sensitivity, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/12/2016)

Dalit community submits 5-point demand to PM (kp 30/12/2016)

District hospital in sore need of Obstetricians (kp 30/12/2016)

12 hospitals in Nepal running without beds, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 30/12/2016)

Govt drops right to reject provision in elections: Experts describe move as regressive, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 30/12/2016)

‘I was wrongfully shot by police’, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 30/12/2016)

Water shortage further punishes quake victims, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 29/12/2016)

Open pits at brick kilns posing threats to children: Each brick factory is found to have dug at least 20 pits up to 20 feet deep to store water for making bricks, but they are left open putting the children at risk (kp 28/12/2016), Children at risk in brick kilns (ht 01/12/2016)

Nepal Red Cross blows millions for week-long meeting: The money spent in luxury hotels was meant for earthquake victims, by Sangeet Sangroula and Ramesh Paudel (rep 28/12/2016)

Poisoned greens: Farmers’ tendency to spray banned pesticides on vegetables poses grave health risks to consumers, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 28/12/2016)

Malnutrition increasing among children (ht 27/12/2016), Nutrition for health: As malnutrition is a serious health problem we should take concerted action so that no one is deprived of nutritious food essential for health and ultimately survival (ht 28/12/2016)

TRC set to begin investigation ‘soon’: The govt approves a proposal to set up temporary  bases of the TRC in seven provinces, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/12/2016)

Toothless commissions: The proposed Madhesi, Janajati, Tharu and Muslim commissions have no real power, by Mona Ansari (kp 27/12/2016)

Home ministry tells DAO to study reality of needy Dalit kids (ht 27/12/2016)

KMC raises over Rs1m fine from street vendors: Vendors are barred from selling goods from  non-designated places, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/12/2016)

Hard of hearing people demand disabled status (kp 27/12/2016)

Speech impaired minor gang-raped, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 26/12/2016)

Patients with respiratory problems up, by Arjun Poudel (ht 26/12/2016), Shocking scenario: There is no place in the Valley where people are not suffering from the respiratory ailments (ht 27/12/2016)

Malnutrition claims 17-year old, others on the line, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/12/2016)

Travesty of justice in Nepal: Why has the human rights movement turned its back on relatives of the disappeared in Nepal?, by Iain Guest (kp 26/12/2016)

Healthcare to the poor: Govt planning a hike in financial assistance (kp 26/12/2016)

Supreme Court asks police again to arrest Dhungel, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/12/2016), SC body again tells police to arrest murder convict Dhungel, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 27/12/2016)

CIAA plans to bring a just policy to prosecute graft cases (kp 26/12/2016)

Tug-of-war among TRC members delays conflict victims’ reparation guideline, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/12/2016)

Girl, 14, quits school to support mother, sister after quake: The 14-year-old says her family did not get housing aid because her uncles took away the papers after her father’s death, by Anish Tiwari (kp 25/12/2016)

Schools far from becoming peace zones (ht 25/12/2016)

Cross in the land of the khukuri: It is unfair to doubt the patriotism of Christians, as they love this country just like other Nepalis, by David Kainee (kp 25/12/2016)

13 pc children not immunised despite free vaccination (ht 24/12/2016)

Transitional justice: ‘Victims’ say crucial in reparation policy’; CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallick assures to take into account the victims’ needs and concerns while drafting the reparation policy (kp 23/12/2016)

Make it a crime: The state should do more to end discrimination against Dalits because the people won’t, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 23/12/2016)

Enforce laws to check VAW, say rights activists: Call for bringing guilty to book (kp 22/12/2016), Violence against women unabated (ht 22/12/2016)

Children vulnerable as rapes and murders soar, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 22/12/2016)

Reconstruction woes: Providing succour to earthquake survivors is a national priority as well as a humanitarian imperative, by Maina Dhital (kp 22/12/2016), Quake victims languishing in the cold (ht 22/12/2016)

13 child marriages stopped in 8 mths in Baitadi (kp 22/12/2016)

Fight against hunger: Govt and development partners should ensure enough food reaches deficient areas (kp 22/12/2016), Chronic neglect: Programmes such as food for work need to be launched to provide immediate relief to the locals (ht 23/12/2016)

‘Parties reluctant to approve Rome Statute’: Rights activists say party leaders fear they will be dragged into cases of human rights abuses (kp 21/12/2016)

Democratising nationalism: Greater the perception of a threat to security, stronger the tendency to push in-group cooperation by excluding others, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 21/12/2016)

National Dalit Commission: Panel starts taking suggestions on bill (kp 21/12/2016)

Bitter winter looms: Govt’s handling of reconstruction has been slow and irresponsible (kp 21/12/2016), Construction of quake victims’ houses stops, by Arjun Poudel (ht 21/12/2016)

31 VDCs classified as highly food insecure: An estimated 34,000 residents in these VDCs require humanitarian assistance due to lasting impacts  of the April-May 2015 earthquakes (kp 21/12/2016)

Reimagining development: The gap between NPC planning and implementation is rather big. So millions of Nepalis have been denied the right to participate in the shared national prosperity, by Simone Galimberti (rep 21/12/2016)

What after resettlement? Integration of remaining Bhutanese refugees in Nepal is the only viable option to end the protracted refugee situation, by Chandra Sapkota (kp 21/12/2016)

984 foreigners doing time in Nepali jails (ht 21/12/2016)

Reasonable offer: The practice of recruiting staff, in schools or elsewhere, on contract basis, for a long period is a contradiction in terms and should be made illegal (ht 21/12/2016)

Embassy alerts Nepalis on trafficking trend via Thailand: Fraudsters said to be  trapping Nepalis by  making them overstay in Thailand and sending them to other countries (kp 20/12/2016)

Women deprived of opportunities: Yami (ht 20/12/2016)

Demonetisation nightmares: Our govt and central bank cannot ignore the plight of poor seasonal migrant workers, traders and general public, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/12/2016)

Tanahun DHO purchases medicines after MoH failed to supply them (ht 20/12/2016)

Chhaupadi takes away 15-year-old girl’s life in Achham, by Prakash Singh (ht 19/12/2016), 15-yr-old dies in Chhaupadi shed (rep 19/12/2016)

Domestic violence in Jhapa: Girls more susceptible to domestic violence, by Raju Adhikari (rep 19/12/2016)

Migrant workers continue to suffer appalling treatment, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2016), Nepal, Qatar sign MOU activation plan (kp 19/12/2016), Foreign employment: Govt should strengthen diplomatic resources and fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (kp 20/12/2016)

Police bust human trafficking racket (kp 19/12/2016)

CJ calls for swift justice to women (kp 18/12/2016)

Safe, regular and orderly migration: Nepal needs dedicated policies and investment in preparing its nationals for overseas work, by Paul Norton (kp 18/12/2016)

Bajura women compelled to give birth in cowsheds (ht 18/12/2016)

Visually impaired unable to open bank accounts in Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 18/12/2016)

Fifty years of partnership: Road to social inclusion in Nepal is long, but there has been marked progress, by Jose Assalino (kp 18/12/2016)

Homeless people being rehabilitated in Chitwan, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 18/12/2016)

Youths organise free health camp for malnourished Raku locals (ht 18/12/2016)

Healthcare service for  needy starts: Krishna Bisunkhe and Durga Bahadur Pariyar first ones to benefit from free hospital service for disadvantaged (kp 17/12/2016)

Two-day Training of trainers on Right to Information begins (ht 17/12/2016)

13pc children deprived of essential vaccinations (ht 17/12/2016)

Manang schools shut for three months (ht 17/12/2016)

Charity concert to be held for visually impaired students: About 2 per cent of the total population of the country has some form of disability (ht 17/12/2016)

Govt unveils strategy to address inequalities in health sector (kp 16/12/2016)

Question of empowerment: Caste or class?, by Atindra Dahal (ht 16/12/2016)

Dowry contributes significant share in earnings of ministers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2016)

Amended anti-graft act to include pvt sector: Currently, only state-owned entities and those having a government share come under the purview of the anti-corruption watchdog, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2016)

SC again orders govt to end public transport syndicates, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/12/2016)

Student rally to protest ‘murders’ of two women (kp 15/12/2016)

27 Kamlaris missing for over a decade: Despite unsatisfactory statement, 'masters' left untroubled, by Devendra Basnet (rep 15/12/2016)

Legal corruption: Politicians get millions for medical care while poor patients die for lack of money, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/12/2016)

Malnutrition rife due to early marriage, pregnancy (ht 15/12/2016)

Matehiya clash: Religious leaders call for restraint (kp 14/12/2016)

Youth arrested on charge of raping Mahottari teen (ht 14/12/2016)

Teenager raped by Baglung man in Gongabu (ht 14/12/2016)

Internal dispute, govt apathy hit TRC, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 14/12/2016)

Good initiative: The government’s monitoring mechanism will have to ensure that all the targeted people have got such medical services in a dignified manner (ht 14/12/2016)

Trend of political violence: Women continue to suffer, by Hisila Yami (ht 14/12/2016)

Group of teenage girls foils underage marriage: According to the District Women and Children Office, about 52 percent of girls in Bajhang marry before their legal age (kp 13/12/2016)

Citizenship provision: Constitution is already discriminatory, but with this amendment, it will also become patriarchal, by Subin Mulmi (kp 13/12/2016)

Justice delivery difficult under political duress: Chief Justice (ht 13/12/2016)

Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities begins (ht 13/12/2016)

Economically weak, underprivileged families deprived of health insurance in Kailali (ht 13/12/2016)

Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital, by Sophie Kemkhadze (ht 12/12/2016)

Mystery surrounds death of a woman accused of 'practicing witchcraft', by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 12/12/2016), NHRC probes death of Dalit woman in Kavre (kp 13/12/2016), Probe Pariyar’s death, says NHRC (kp 21/12/2016), Speedy justice sought for Laxmi Pariyar’s family (ht 22/12/2016)

Violence taking its toll on women, girls (ht 12/12/2016)

UNICEF calls for protection of children affected by conflict (ht 12/12/2016)

State apathetic towards rights violation cases, says NHRC (ht 11/12/2016), Be responsible (ht 12/12/2016), Justice In Waiting And The HR Day, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 12/12/2016)

Lack of rights in land ownership blamed for violence against women (ht 11/12/2016)

Female journos facing discrimination, says FNJ Vice-chair Bindu (ht 11/12/2016)

Guilty of grave human rights violations will be brought to book: Prime minister (kp 11/12/2016) [?]

Govt aid eludes 416 families displaced by 2014 flood, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/12/2016) [Wow, speedy help!]

Quake victims suffering from cold related diseases (kp 11/12/2016)

Nepal and post-truth: A condition that is ironically being created in America and Europe has become a global phenomenon, by Abhi Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

Vegetable market in Baneshwor demolished: Structures pulled down after vendors refused to vacate land as per court order, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/12/2016), Government officials demolish Baneshwor vegetable market (ht 11/12/2016)

Human rights national magna meet: ‘Prolonged transition obstacle to safeguarding human rights’ (kp 10/12/2016), Human Rights Magna Meet begins (ht 10/12/2016)

Girls are the future: Women who have the opportunity to speak up about challenges women and girls face in Nepali society can help tackle stigma, by Richard Morris and Gail Marzetti (rep 10/12/2016)

Female staff at health ministry allege discrimination, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 10/12/2016)

Sexagenarian sent to jail over attempted rape charge (rep 10/12/2016)

Human Rights Day: When the guilty remain free and victims continue to suffer, the event is just a farce, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 09/12/2016)

Some are more equal than others: Affront to human dignity and rights poses a challenge to the identity of any person, by Madhab Regmi (kp 09/12/2016)

The gods will be angry: In the remote mountains of western Nepal, women still deliver babies in dirty, cold and stuffy cowsheds, by Mina Sharma and Prakash Singh (nt 09/12/2016)

NHRC urges govt to address fasting Tiwari’s concerns: Civil society members seek immediate steps in view of his deteriorating health condition (kp 08/12/2016)

Violence against women: Central role of health workers, by Giulia Vallese and Jos Vandelaer (ht 08/12/2016)

NIC, UN Women, Zonta Club stand against VAW (kp 08/12/2016)

Human rights meet beginning tomorrow (ht 08/12/2016)

Conference aims to promote inclusive education (ht 08/12/2016)

Elderly inmates pose burden for prison management: 308 sexagenarian inmates in prisons, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 08/12/2016)

NRA lacks fund to distribute second tranche of housing grant (ht 08/12/2016)

Conflict victims hand memorandum to NC (rep 08/12/2016)

Business community in Bhairahawa condemns murder bid on Neupane (kp 08/12/2016)

Universal health coverage: Introducing Social Health Security Act is laudable but govt should beware pitfalls (kp 08/12/2016)

Make drafting of bill transparent: NHRC; Chairman Sharma urges rights defenders and  civil society members  to be critical about the  government instead of transitional justice bodies, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/12/2016)

Divorced women may not get property share in new Code, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/12/2016), House sub-panel recommends will system (ht 07/12/2016)

NGOs complain of irregularities in girls' education program, by Madan Thakur (rep 07/12/2016)

Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Reconstruction of health post buildings delayed, by Sudip Kaini (kp 07/12/2016)

High Court upholds verdict in torture case (kp 07/12/2016)

Signs of delay: While price and quality are important factors, they will be nothing if the textbooks are not made available to all the students across the country on time (ht 07/12/2016)

Seeing is believing: Govt should remove all doubts among conflict victims about the dispensation of justice (kp 06/12/2016)

Unequal, by law: When a girl or woman is viewed in connection with a male figure, it creates an unequal society, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/12/2016)

Sluggish construction affects reconstruction: In lack of building, a school operates from toilet, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 06/12/2016)

Where mothers give birth in cowsheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 05/12/2016)

Poor Tarai communities hunt rats for food (ht 05/12/2016)

All wrong: South Africa is a poor transitional justice model for Nepal as 65 percent of its applicants for amnesty were already in jail, by Govinda Sharma 'Bandi' (rep 05/12/2016)

Chepangs sans citizenship, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/12/2016)

Rolpali women seeking justice (ht 04/12/2016), Rolpali women seeking justice, by Kabita Upadhyay (rep 05/12/2016)

Survivors of quake-hit districts still waiting: Large number of affected households in Dhading, Makawanpur, Nuwakot yet to get housing aid, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/12/2016)

Government fails to amend TRC Act to facilitate transitional justice process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/12/2016), TJ act amendment: Old definition of murder retained in proposed bill; Murder redefined as ‘all kinds of killing’ from ‘act of killing under control’, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/12/2016)

Eastern regional prison: Jhumka inmates lack access to health care, by Bedraj Paudel (kp 04/12/2016)

Rights of disabled: ‘Draft bill has excluded the concerns of deaf and mute’ (kp 03/12/2016), Differently abled continue their struggle for rights (ht 03/12/2016), Rights activists demand equal opportunities for differently abled (ht 05/12/2016)

Domestic violence on the rise in Sindhuli (ht 03/12/2016)

Call to tackle migrants’ needs through multi-sector approach (ht 03/12/2016)

Quake victims demand inclusion of genuine victims for grants: Only 57 percent victims sign agreement due to obstruction so far; NRA shows indifference about the problem, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 03/12/2016)

7,000 quintal rice lies undistributed in NFC warehouse (rep 03/12/2016)

TRC records 295 complaints on sexual assaultRights activists say the real number could be higher: A human rights lawyer Rukmani Maharjan says many victims have not shared their stories with their partners, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/12/2016)

Violence against women: Slippery path to justice, by Wenny Kusuma and Kirti Thapa (ht 02/12/2016)

#IWalkFreely: Survey reveals young women in Nepal are exposed to greater dangers than just cat calls and wolf whistles, by Asmita Gauchan (nt 02/12/2016)

10,600 quake-affected deprived of housing aid (kp 02/12/2016) [related to Makwanpur district only]

'Little progress made against Chhaupadi', by Menuka Dhungana (kp 01/12/2016), Reform begins at home: Behavioural changes are needed to remove the stigma associated with menstruation (kp 02/12/2016)

Jajarkot medics halt health service: Jhapa youths start hunger protest; KU students, staff show support (kp 01/12/2016), Govt doctors halt services to exert pressure to fulfil demands (kp 02/12/2016), NHRC urges doctors to end strike (ht 03/12/2016)

Caste in doubt: If the struggle is for the rights of everyone, how can that ‘everyone’ not include Dalits?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 01/12/2016)

Disaster management bill: ‘Govt committed to ensuring women representation’ (kp 01/12/2016) [Yes, please include one woman in a minor position, just as in the council of ministers!], Regional meet stresses need for gender-friendly DRR policy (ht 01/12/2016)

Don’t violate children’s rights: CCWB (kp 01/12/2016)

Underage marriage foiled (kp 01/12/2016)

Agents of change: Knowing of the sacrifices women rights defenders make every day, let us commit to respect them, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (rep 01/12/2016)

Malnutrition stalks children in Bajhang (kp 01/12/2016), Malnourished children being treated in Bajura, by Prakash Singh (ht 01/12/2016), Fight malnutrition: Pressures of work, academia and lifestyle have pushed many young adults in urban areas to the brink of malnutrition (ht 01/12/2016)

Needs of the poor: Implement findings; The poor families should be provided identity cards that will enable them to receive ‘social security allowance’ and ‘compulsory health insurance’. This allowance can be used by the poor for total health care, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 01/12/2016)

Quake victims yet to recieve house construction grants, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/12/2016)

‘1 in 7 suffered abuse in the past 12 months’ (kp 30/11/2016), Something amiss: Violence on women (rep 30/11/2016)

SC orders TRC to investigate all complaints: Court scraps standard guidelines for shelving complaints while the TRC regulations remain, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/11/2016)

CIEDP publishes 28,000 names of conflict victims, by Dewan Rai (kp 29/11/2016), Technical difficulty delaying probe, says Minister Yadav (ht 29/11/2016) [??]

Violence against women continues unabated, by Santosh Singh (rep 29/11/2016)

KMC preparing to expand anti-child labor drive, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 29/11/2016)

Women leaders demand 50pc representation in Cabinet (kp 29/11/2016)

NHRC appeals for Dr KC’s life (kp 29/11/2016)

Legal hurdle remains in Nepalis voting from abroad (kp 29/11/2016)

"Complaints against police helping in effective policing", by Kamal Pariyar (rep 29/11/2016)

CIAA refining draft bill to amend anti-graft Act: Officials say that they are trying to make the law as possibly compatible with the UN Convention against Corruption (kp 29/11/2016)

Bajhang’s disabled man struggles for wheelchair, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2016)

CIEDP calls for clarity on defintion of disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/11/2016)

Women working in informal sector: Rights groups call for law to combat internal trafficking; Poor young girls are being forced to work in massage parlours and dance bars in city areas with fake offers of respectable jobs (kp 28/11/2016)

Tansen locals protest against police for failing to arrest murderers (rpp 28/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 28/11/2016)

Many health facilities without buildings, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 28/11/2016)

Three years on, flood victims still await relief: Over 500 families living in temporary shelters, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 28/11/2016)

School running classes under open sky after its old building falls apart, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 28/11/2016)

300 schools without classrooms in Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 26/11/2016)

Game of Thrones leaves quake victims in cold (ht 26/11/2016)

Rally organised to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (ht 26/11/2016)

Re-examining value of girls, by Jessica Rai (ht 26/11/2016)

House committee to quiz PM on TJ mechanism issues (kp 26/11/2016), Citing govt non-cooperation, TRC, CIEDP seek MPs’ help, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 26/11/2016)

CIEDP receives documents of war-era cases: Tallying complaint details with info from authorities, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/11/2016)

Amend TRC law: The TRC and CIEDP will not get international recognition if they fail to give justice to the victims (ht 25/11/2016)

Safe education for all: Structural inequalities and patriarchal attitudes continue to affect women’s schooling, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (kp 25/11/2016)

A burning issue: Violence against women is detrimental not only to the victim but to the whole community (kp 25/11/2016), Women suffered more violence at home than outside last year: Worec report, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 26/11/2016), Violence against women continues unabated (ht 27/11/2016)

Who cares? Women do the bulk of unpaid work in the household cleaning, cooking, washing, collecting firewood and caring for children and the elderly, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 25/11/2016)

Govt told to probe fraud cases in foreign job sector (kp 25/11/2016)

Stop ‘looting’ of Malaysia-bound workers, govt told, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/11/2016)

‘Disabled-friendly public toilets needed’ (ht 25/11/2016)

“A woman is as capable as a man”, interview with Chief Justice Sushila Karki (nt 25/11/2016)

Rape of 5-year-old girl revealed after two months: The girl’s family did not report the incident fearing stigma (kp 24/11/2016)

One-third of Nepali children age 5-14 put to work: CBS, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 24/11/2016)

Child marriage and after: While most boys left the village for work after marriage, girls stayed back in the village, but sadly not in schools, by Reena Burathoki (rep 24/11/2016)

Reaching every child: Millions of children in South Asia face a difficult journey through life without school, nutrition and decent health care, by Douglas J. Noble (kp 24/11/2016)

Corporal punishment rampant in pvt schools (ht 24/11/2016)

TRC chair threatens to quit: Says govt not supporting him, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/11/2016)

TRC gears up for probe into plaints: Begins consultation with professionals for suggestions and support, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/11/2016), TRC lobbies for extended offices in federal states to probe war-era cases, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 23/11/2016)

Bajhang village ends Chhaupadi, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 23/11/2016), Chhaupadi takes its toll on women in Achham (ht 24/11/2016)

Shortage of essential medicines in Palpa (kp 23/11/2016)

Busting police myths: Around 67 percent people do not trust the police and 78 percent believe the police do not understand their issues, by Ayush Joshi (rep 23/11/2016)

Rights of people with disabilities: New bill ignores reproductive health rights; The bill briefly touches upon reproductive right but is silent on reproductive health rights of women living with disabilities (kp 22/11/2016)

Women rights activists in west feel threatened (ht 22/11/2016)

Conflict victims demand home minister’s resignation (ht 22/11/2016)

Don’t discriminate against naturalised citizens, says Yadav (ht 22/11/2016)

Nepali media suffers due to unabated impunity, says study (ht 22/11/2016)

UN Centre for Peace, Disarmament resumes operation (ht 22/11/2016)

NHRC stresses transitional justice (kp 21/11/2016), Towards a transformative justice: Nepal may continue to experience social conflict as long as issues of marginalisation are ignored, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Simon Robins (kp 21/11/2016), War Has Ended, Not The Peace Process, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 21/11/2016), Transitional justice still in limbo, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 21/11/2016), Ex-Maoist guerrillas not happy with peace accord as promises remain unfulfilled, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 21/11/2016), A decade of peace: Building peace requires inclusion, justice and making strides to Nepal’s development goals, by Valerie Julliand (rep 21/11/2016)

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia: Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia (Guardian 21/11/2016), Flagrant exploitation: Govt should continuously press for better labour rights for our migrant workers (kp 23/11/2016)

Inmates use weaving skills to make money (ht 21/11/2016)

Chhaupadi practice: Achham woman’s death concerns PM (kp 20/11/2016), PM concerned about death of woman in cow shed (ht 20/11/2016)

10 years of peace deal: ICJ reminds Nepal of commitment to justice for conflict victims (kp 20/11/2016), Justice still far cry in Nepal after a decade: ICJ (rep 20/11/2016), Nepal: Decade After Peace, Scant Progress On Justice; Political Parties Fail to Deliver on Promises (Human Rights Watch 20/11/2016)

Child marriage still rampant in Kalikot, by Tularam Pandey (kp 20/11/2016), Child marriage rampant in Rukum, shows study (ht 21/11/2016)

Lack of toilets keeping girls away from schools (kp 20/11/2016)

Public toilets of no use to visually impaired (ht 20/11/2016)

Hospitals told to allocate beds for the poor (ht 20/11/2016)

Act amendment delay stymies TRC: Term expiring in two months, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/11/2016), A decade on, legacy of Maoist insurgency stalks Nepal (ht 19/11/2016), Displaced Badis yet to return home (ht 19/11/2016)

Prosecution in serious rights violations, says PM, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/11/2016), ‘Don’t delist serious insurgency-era crimes’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 18/11/2016)

Where are all the women? An underlying reason for the low representation of women in politics is a patriarchal mindset that permeates political life, by Avasna Pandey (kp 18/11/2016)

Heavy investments change little for Saptari’s malnourished (ht 18/11/2016)

6,000 quake victims living around BP Highway not granted permits for house reconstruction (ht 18/11/2016)

Recovery is still a far cry in Barpak, by Sudip Kaini (kp 18/11/2016)

Rs 5,000 to family of woman who died during abortion (ht 18/11/2016)

Former bonded labourer wins N-Peace Award (kp 17/11/2016) [on Basanti Chaudhary]

Social stigma related to sexual violence still rampant in society (ht 17/11/2016), Women’s security is responsibility of all citizens, says DPM Nidhi (ht 17/11/2016)

More children lost, abandoned (ht 17/11/2016)

No solution in sight: The argument that naturalized citizens by marriage be treated as ‘special’ is fraught as we are dealing with people of two different countries, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 17/11/2016) [?? The problem is the continued different treatment of two genders, men and women, by the constitution!!]

Stakeholders ignored while framing TRC Act amendment bill, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/11/2016)

Lack of bridge increasing school dropout rate: Children failing to reach school as there’s no safer means to cross river; Schoolkids of Kanjabhoj, Kutiyakbhar, Shantinagar areas have to pay Rs 5 every time they take the boat to get across (kp 16/11/2016)

Community school students still studying in temporary classrooms, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/11/2016)

Approaching winter concerns quake victims, by Anish Tiwari (kp 16/11/2016), PM Dahal talks to NRA chair about reconstruction delays: The directive committee of National Reconstruction Authority will discuss a time-bound action plan on Sunday (kp 16/11/2016)

Laudable but inadequate: National Human Rights Action Plan might not be enough to ensure rights at the local level, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 15/11/2016)

Police highhandedness becomes viral (ht 15/11/2016)

Over 3,000 deprived of social security allowance (ht 15/11/2016)

Housing aid yet to reach needy in remote VDCs, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 15/11/2016)

‘More women needed in all sectors for development’ (ht 15/11/2016)

My water, your water: Good laws need to be made to avert possible conflicts between the states over water; As Nepal is finalising the boundaries of the proposed federal states, we need to be thoughtful and smart to avoid the kind of water-related  disputes that have been taking place in our neighbouring countries, by Chandra Lal Pandey (kp 15/11/2016)

The divide within: Invisibility of labourers in Kathmandu is compounded by their inability to negotiate with employers directly; The Madhesi migrant population in Kathmandu, heterogeneous as it is, remains outside the public fabric and does not participate in religious, communal or political events, by Dan V. Hirslund (kp 14/11/2016)

CIAA riding roughshod over right to privacy: Sophisticated gear used to collect private and confidential information on people not related to any investigations, by Deepak Kharel (rep 14/11/2016)

Quake victims in Laharepauwa camp brace for another winter under tents, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 14/11/2016)

TJ process remains stalled, by Dewan Rai (kp 13/11/2016), ‘Govt apathy’ leaves TRC in a quandary, by Dewan Rai (kp 14/11/2016), The road less travelled: Dahal govt has forgotten its early promises to give credible closure to conflict-era cases (kp 14/11/2016)

Global Gender Gap Index 2016: Nepal fails to improve on 2015’s place (kp 13/11/2016) [see Nepal data in report by World Economic Forum]

Classes being run for Dalit girls, by Byas Shankar Upadhyay (ht 13/11/2016)

Caste discrimination laws have made little difference: Report (kp 12/11/2016)

Prolonged drought causes food crisis in three districts (ht 12/11/2016)

Around 50 per cent Bajura children malnourished (ht 12/11/2016)

Nepal becomes party to anti-biological arms pact: Nepal is the 177th country to ratify the convention, Foreign Ministry says (kp 11/11/2016), Nepal ratifies Biological Weapons Convention (ht 11/11/2016)

Guerrillas from the mist: Former Maoist combatants’ grievances should be addressedbefore their nonviolent protest turns into violent action, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 11/11/2016)

Elderly couple beaten to death for ‘witchcraft’, by Krishna Thapa (kp 11/11/2016)

Legal hurdle delays probe into TRC cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/11/2016)

Breaking Information Monopoly: Key To Democratic Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/11/2016)

Clinging to creed: A diverse country cannot live in peace and harmony by making one religion constitutionally superior to another, by Pramod Mishra (kp 10/11/2016)

Locals rue govt delay in signing grant agreement (ht 10/11/2016)

Assaulted by hubby, woman in hospital for past 1 month (kp 09/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 09/11/2016)

Husband who burnt wife alive refuses to divorce her, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 09/11/2016)

Rautahat Muslims breaking barriers to girls’ education: Around 400 girls from the Muslim community are studying in Jamiya Khadijatul Kubra School (ht 09/11/2016), Muslim daughters start going to school, by Madan Thakur (rep 10/11/2016)

Jumla locals question promise of free, quality health services, by DB Buda (rep 09/11/2016)

Impeachment and impunity: Impeachment of CIAA chief would be an important symbolic step, but it must not be used to hide or side-step widespread systemic impunity in Nepal’s body politic, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 09/11/2016)

Manipal teachers strike to press their demands: Students say classes have not taken place since August 23, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 08/11/2016), Teachers’ agitation hits students hard (ht 08/11/2016)

Attempts to cover up rape case riles rights activists, locals (ht 08/11/2016)

Tackling Human Trafficking, by Rupa Sharma ‘Neha’ (rn 08/11/2016)

Former child soldiers announce protest plan (kp 07/11/2016), Disqualified PLA fighters padlock CPN-MC HQ, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/11/2016), Ex-child combatants vow to continue their protest (kp 09/11/2016), Police arrest 169 protesting former Maoist combatants (rep 09/11/2016)

Workers deprived of basic facilities, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 07/11/2016)

Decomposing body of woman found in Bhaktapur (rep 07/11/2016), Decomposed body identified to be of a girl killed by her lover (rep 09/11/2016), 19-year-old man held for girlfriend’s murder: The victim’s body was found inside a jute sack in a field in Bode recently (kp 10/11/2016)

Govt set to add 17 more shelters for trafficking victims (kp 06/11/2016)

‘Resource crunch affecting probe into conflict-era cases’ (ht 06/11/2016)

Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 05/11/2016)

NIC urges women to be aware of their rights (ht 05/11/2016), Women yet to benefit from women-friendly policies, by Tenzin Tsomo (rep 05/11/2016)

Combating bullying: Students should be taught that they should not tolerate any form of aggressive behavior and harassment in schools and the community, by Neha KC (rep 05/11/2016)

Submit periodical reports to UN committee on time, NHRC tells government (ht 04/11/2016)

Bill proposes greater powers for NWC (ht 04/11/2016)

More women face domestic violence (ht 03/11/2016)

60pc of doctor posts vacant in the Midwest: According to a senior health official, the doctor to patient ratio in the region is 1 doctor per 20,000 population, by Janak Nepal (kp 31/10/2016)

‘Child rights activists must for inquiry’ (kp 31/10/2016)

‘Muslim commission needs autonomy’ (ht 30/10/2016)

Dadeldhura disabled deprived of identity cards (ht 30/10/2016)

Disappearance cases: CIEDP to start exhumation of burial sites, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/10/2016)

School for Dalits lies in a sorry state (ht 29/10/2016) [Why is there a special school for Dalit children at all?]

Too young to marry: If we want to stop child marriage in Nepal, we have to start talking about sex, by Sarah Rich-Zendel (kp 28/10/2016)

Transitional Justice: A Tool For Durable Peace, by Indra Karki (rn 28/10/2016)

CIEDP proceeds investigation with no clear law, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/10/2016)

Off the rails? Had the conflict victims received justice in Nepal, they would not have had to turn to outside powers, by Charan Prasai (kp 27/10/2016)

The long wait: People displaced by the earthquakes cannot be left in limbo for much longer (kp 27/10/2016), PM tells NRA to pick up pace (kp 27/10/2016)

Anti-torture bill gathers dust in House panel: The bill was registered in the Parliament Secretariat two years ago after the arrest of Nepal Army Col Kumar Lama in the United Kingdom under universal jurisdiction, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/10/2016)

Kids deprived of education after losing school to landslide, by Ananda Gautam (kp 26/10/2016)

More than laws needed: A number of factors prevent Nepali women from reporting marital rape, by Saloni Maheshwari (kp 25/10/2016)

Vow to end child marriage by 2030 (kp 24/10/2016) [Why not immediately? Some girls not even born now will be married until then!]

14 per cent pregnant women malnourished (ht 24/10/2016)

The Red Glass Dress: Unravelling the social fabric underpinning child brides, by Rachel McFadden (kp 22/10/2016)

Diverse experiences: It is important to understand that empowerment can take different forms for different women, by Emma Karki (kp 21/10/2016)

Economic progress: Invest in 10-year-old girls, by Giulia Vallese (ht 21/10/2016)

Three arrested for fraud, trafficking: Owners of two educational consultancies are being investigated after seven of their Europe-bound clients were stranded in Russia (kp 20/10/2016)

Human trafficking up through border entry points in far-west (ht 20/10/2016)

Recalled SPs told to rejoin duty, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/10/2016) [Political intervention tp prevent legal investigation!]

When children work: When parents have no means to feed their children they feel forced to send them to work, by David Kainee (rep 19/10/2016)

Scribe stories: A young journalist was forced to leave his job after he wasn’t paid for 10 months. He then went to Malaysia for manual labor, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 19/10/2016)

350,000 families still without aid (kp 19/10/2016) [a case of denial of assistance by government and administration!]

OCE to conduct Grade X exams this year too, by Kokila KC (ht 19/10/2015) [Continued confusion because of inactivity of government and administration means a violation of the fundamental rights of the students!]

Jailbirds deprived of medical care (ht 19/10/2016)

CIEDP asks complainants to provide further information: The commission, which has received 2,893 complaints so far, has sent letters to all the petitioners across the country, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/10/2016)

AG proposes new Special Court to try conflict era cases, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/10/2016)

Drugs crunch to persist with licences of three manufacturers suspended: Many urban poor will be deprived of essential drugs if they are not distributed free of cost, by Arjun Poudel (ht 18/10/2016)

Campaign launched to stop child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 18/10/2016)

Dropout rates up in Kanchanpur schools (ht 18/10/2016)

Children unable to reach school after cable crossing fails, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 18/10/2016)

Disappearances truth and reconciliation act: Amendment proposal stirs a fresh debate; Proposal to restore the constitutional rights of attorney general to decide whether the perpetrator is to be prosecuted as directed by the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/10/2016)

Temporary teachers threaten to shut community schools (ht 17/19/2016)

Rights activists call for making abortion free of cost, safe (kp 16/10/2016)

‘Chhaupadi-free’ village still follows repealed tradition (ht 16/10/2016)

Ilam jailbirds’ kids deprived of education (ht 16/10/2016)

School reconstruction yet to gather pace, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/10/2016)

Pregnant woman dies for want of treatment: Bad weather delayed rescue by helicopter, by Ananda Gautam (kp 15/10/2016)

18 types of reparation schemes proposed for war-era crimes, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/10/2016)

Dalits deprived of social security allowance (ht 14/10/2016)

Unsafe abortion rife in Bajura (ht 14/10/2016)

Woman rescued from traffickers’ clutch (ht 10/10/2016)

With no roof over heads, Dashain a sad affair for flood victims, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/10/2016)

Senior citizens deprived of allowance (kp 09/10/2016)

Doing by knowing: We citizens need to realise that we have as many responsibilities as we have rights, by Kishori Mahat (kp 09/10/2016)

80 girls, women raped in past three months, says SMN report (ht 08/10/2016)

Textbooks for new session unlikely to be printed on time (ht 08/10/2016) [Same procedure as every year!!]

MoEd to begin reconstruction of 307 schools within this fiscal: Fate of 4,300 quake-hit schools is still uncertain (ht 08/10/2016)

New bill will render Madhesi Commission toothless: Lawyers (hts 07/10/2016)

One million kids still out of school: Report (ht 07/10/2016)

Food for thinking: It turns out gender discrimination is a good thing for girl students in government schools, by Om Astha Rai (nt 07/10/2016)

Rupadiya border a transit point for human trafficking (ht 07/10/2016)

Who will look after ‘the living martyr’ after we are gone?, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 07/10/2016) [The brutal procedure by the police had been ordered by the putsching king's henchman and home minister Kamal Thapa!]

Transitional justice: Amendment bill proposes removal of statute of limitations; Move a step towards ensuring justice to victims of the decade-long insurgency, by Dewan Rai (kp 06/10/2016)

400 women, children saved from trafficking in eight months (rep 06/10/2016)

Food crunch hits Jajarkot locals (ht 06/10/2016), Jajarkot NFC depot runs out of rice, by Janak KC (rep 06/10/2016), Freed Haliyas reeling under food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 06/10/2016) [Nepal's inactive political overlords wish all affected people a very happy Dashain!!]

A temple in Janakpur where women are not allowed (kp 05/10/2016)

Dalit man from Bajhang tortured for ‘defiling temple’ (kp 04/10/2016)

Dahal pledges to keep Army off war-era cases: Once bitten, PM all praise of NA’s role, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/10/2016) [How can he? He is only the head of the executive! Judgements on crimes of the army have to be passed by the independent judiciary!!], National Army last resort to face challenges: PM Dahal (rep 03/10/2016)

Girls make move against child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 03/10/2016), Child marriages increasing in Bajura, blame on phones, internet, by Krishna Oli (rep 04/10/2016), Child marriage rampant in Bajura (ht 15/10/2016)

Hope for justice: Amendment to legislation needs to address key issues for credible transitional justice (kp 03/10/2016)

Toil and trouble: Labour Act deprives domestic workers of basic labour rights that all other workers enjoy, at least at policy level, by Tara Kanel (kp 02/10/2016)

Transitional justice: Two-tier court to deal with war-era cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 01/10/2016)

Guidelines for shelving TRC complaints: Supreme Court show cause to defendants (kp 30/09/2016), SC stays TRC guideline for placing cases on hold (rep 30/09/2016)

Legal lapses: "If there were more cases of domestic violence and sexual assault against men piling up at our offices, the court would have no choice but to work on building stronger laws", interview with advocate Sushma Gautam (rep 30/09/2016)

Most people unaware of right to information, says Justice Malla (ht 29/09/2016)

MPs spar over withdrawing Tikapur carnage cases (kp 29/09/2016), House witnesses heated exchange on case withdrawals (ht 29/09/2016)

Women's shelter demolition: Women’s rights defenders draw PM Dahal’s attention (kp 29/09/2016), Forest land grab row: Taskforce inspects wrecked buildings (kp 30/09/2016), Women's shelter demolished: Women’s rights defenders flay govt inaction, press for probe (kp 08/10/2016)

Five officials transferred from CIEDP: CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallick says the decision has upended everything they had planned and been working on until now, by Dewan Rai (kp 29/09/2016)

Police intercept 21 children from Nepal-India border in Baitadi, by Bira Gadal (rep 29/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Writ against criteria for dropping complaints, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/09/2016)

46 per cent victims of sexual violence minors, report says (ht 28/09/2016)

‘Witch’ accused tortured, fears filing complaint: A single mother from Dada Gaun in Salyan is tied to a post and tortured for hours on witchcraft charge by her relatives, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 27/09/2016)

Conflict victims concerned about TRC Act bill amendment (ht 27/09/2016)

CIAA seeks action against Social Science Baha, Alliance for Social Dialogue (ht 26/09/2016) [see press release in Nepali and English translation], Social Science Baha refutes CIAA charges: Says the anti-graft body distorted facts (kp 01/10/2016), Social Science Baha accuses CIAA of breaching jurisdiction (ht 01/10/2016), Social Science Baha claims CIAA misinterpreted facts (rep 01/10/2016), Statement on the CIAA and reports on investigation of Social Science Baha (SSB) and Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) (BNAC 01/10/2016), ‘No irregularities at SSB, ASD’ (kp 03/10/2016)

Seeking justice: Without a credible transitional justice roadmap, path will be open for specific and personally targeted prosecution, by Hari Phuyal (kp 26/09/2016), Ensure justice: Past instances have proved that some of the cases not related to political agitation were withdrawn under political pressure (ht 26/09/2016)

Proposed provision could further ‘limit women’s citizenship right’, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/09/2016)

Child rape rate alarming: Report (kp 26/09/2016)

Ministry working to amend Act: The Act which came into effect in 2007 does not acknowledge trafficking can take place inside the country (kp 26/09/2016)

Radio Dhading building razed, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 24/09/2016), ACORAB inspects Radio Dhading building (kp 25/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes service, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 26/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes work from demolished building (ht 26/09/2016)

Torture in detention in Dipayal: Army offers mea culpa for barring NHRC from probe; Says not letting investigating officials enter NA barracks a mistake, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/09/2016)

Court records Ganga Maya’s statement: It is the fifth time the court has ordered the petitioner to appear before the court to testify (kp 19/09/2016), Ganga Maya says suspects should take ploygraph test (kp 21/09/2016), Punish my son’s murderers, says Gangamaya, by Tika Ram Rimal (ht 22/09/2016), Hearing on Krishna Prasad Adhikari’s murder starts, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/09/2016), Chitwan Dist Court completes hearing, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/09/2016)

Female feticide rampant in far-west (rep 16/09/2016)

‘Ensure our right to education, health’ (kp 15/09/2016)

Cases of human trafficking on the rise: Reports (kp 14/09/2016)

Woman attacked by in-law dies (ht 14/09/2016)

Children of inmate mothers deprived of education, by Daman Rai (rep 13/09/2016)

Paedophilia case: American man arrested, five children rescued (kp 12/09/2016)

3 girls raped in a week (kp 12/09/2016)

Human trafficking on rise after earthquakes (ht 10/09/2016)

Rs500k demanded for rehab of each freed Kamaiya family (kp 10/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Commissions should be made strong: TRC chair, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/09/2016)

It’s not over yet: Nepal should hold people accused of torture and other ill-treatment accountable through fair trials in its own courts, by Champa Patel (kp 09/09/2016)

HRW blames government for child marriage menace (kp 09/09/2016) [see report, [see also video], State should intervene, says researcher (kp 09/09/2016), ‘Govt steps not enough to end child marriage in Nepal’ (rep 09/09/2016), No kidding: According to HRW report, 37 percent Nepali girls marry before 18, while 10 percent marry before 15, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 19/09/2016), Girls no brides: Around 37 percent Nepali girls are married before they reach 18 and 10 percent before they reach 15, by David Kainee (rep 22/09/2016)

Dad-son duo held for rape, forced abortion: Police say the father aided his rapist son abort the baby after learning that the minor girl was pregnant (kp 08/09/2016), Paying for torture: Col Lama’s acquittal only underscores how difficult closure of war-era cases can be (kp 08/09/2016)

Haliya liberation limited to paper (ht 07/09/2016), Liberation added to our historical woes: Ex-haliyas, by Krishna Oli (rep 07/09/2016), Budget for freed Haliyas freezes (ht 08/09/2016)

UK court acquits Lama of charges, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 07/09/2016), Col Lama’s acquittal: Setback for moment, but ‘victory in long run’, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/09/2016), Col Lama returns home: The case of Col Kumar Lama, who was acquitted this month by a UK court, is the first war-time crime tried abroad (21/09/2016) [The case is not cleared at all though the army wants to celebrate and honour him!]

Call for concrete steps to combat human trafficking: A report by the National Human Rights Commission states that around 16,500 Nepalis were trafficked in the last two years (kp 04/09/2016), National Anti-Trafficking Day: Sex Trafficking Under Our Nose, by Sunil Sainju (rn 04/09/2016), Fight against human trafficking: Calls louder for SAARC convention revision (kp 05/09/2016), Chief Justice for stern law against human trafficking: Ranju Jha, chairperson of parliament committee for women and children, calls for collaboration from all sides to fight trafficking (kp 06/09/2016), The human trail: Improving economic conditions in the country is key to curbing trafficking (kp 06/09/2016)

Hiding hidden wounds: After facing years of abuse in Indian brothels, rescued young women have to then struggle to fight stigma back home in Nepal, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/09/2016)

Epicentre of trafficking: Long before the earthquake hit last year, the districts around Kathmandu were already hotbeds of trafficking, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/09/2016)

Bill to criminalize torture tabled, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/08/2016), Anti-torture Bill moves (kp 31/08/2016), Rights activists say new anti-torture law should have retroactive effect (ht 02/09/2016), 10 amendments proposed to Bill against torture (kp 05/09/2016)

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“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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