KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to implement the recommendations made by it in the past, and also the recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), including in relation to the NHRC.
Issuing a statement on Friday, NHRC spokesperson Dr Tikaram Pokharel thanked the international community for its recommendations showing sensitivity for the consolidation of the situation of human rights in Nepal, and towards the autonomy and independence of the national human rights watchdog.
The NHRC has said that the recent statements by the government not to grant blanket amnesty on cases of gross human rights violation was important. The situation of human rights in Nepal in the past five years was reviewed at the UN human rights council on 21 January 2021.
The NHRC had earlier made a joint presentation of a report on the situation of human rights in Nepal along with the National Women's Commission and National Dalit Commission.
During the discussion, the sharing of the efforts made for the enforcement of civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights, and fundamental rights by the government was positive, said the NHRC.
The NHRC also takes the recommendations from various member states for consolidation of human rights in Nepal seriously. The international community recommended Nepal to work towards ending violence against women, racial discrimination, child labour, improve gender equality and the state of prisons, ensure the rights of migrant workers, stop trafficking of women and girls, and on issues related to human rights in pandemic, transitional justice, torture, right to food, right of refugees, climate change, SDGs, and implementation of the national human rights action plan.
The NHRC said it appreciates the concerns shown by the world community to ensure autonomy and independence of the Commission as per the Paris Principles. It also appreciated the concerns shown by them on the implementation of previous recommendations like amendment of the Act relating to transitional justice, ratification of the Rome Statute, the Convention on the Rights of Migrant workers and the Convention on Enforced Disappearance, among others.