KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday said that it is going to monitor the health condition of jailbirds serving time in prisons across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to manage accommodation and security of people who have been stranded due to lockdown while returning home from abroad.

KATHMANDU, March 31: National Human Rights Commission said today that it will provide Rs 20 million to the Prime Minister COVID-19 Prevention and Contain Fund.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Sunday urged the government to evacuate Nepali students stranded in Wuhan of China without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The National Human Rights Commission has directed the government to immediately evacuate 185 Nepali nationals and students from Wuhan city of China's Hubei province, the epicenter of coronavirus epidemic.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has released an awareness song against ethnic discrimination and untouchability on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Various eight commissions have tabled their annual report of the fiscal year, 2075/76 in today's meeting of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Two reports have been submitted to the National Assembly meeting today. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Kumar Nembang, on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, submitted the National Human Rights Commission's Annual Report-2075/76 BS.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Sunday demanded the government to carry out a fair probe into the killing of environment conservation campaigner, Om Prakash Mahato (Dilip).

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has stated that Nepali girls and women are vulnerable to human traffickers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concerns over ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation in the country and criticized the government for its apathy in upholding the past commitments.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: While concluding that Sarlahi district in-charge of the outlawed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Kumar Paudel was not killed during an encounter with police, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday recommended that the government suspend three police officials directly involved in the killing and conduct a fresh, “independent” and “impartial” investigation .

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Top leaders of major political parties including former Maoist rebel chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday spoke of renewed commitment to domestically settling conflict-era cases at the earliest in accordance with established justice delivery processes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) under the Ministry of Health has clarified that it has already carried out adequate research on dengue.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Preliminary investigations by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into the killing of Kumar Paudel, the Sarlahi district in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), show a different picture from the government’s claim, said officials involved in the investigations.

KATHMANDU, July 21: National Human Rights Commission will hold an international conference titled "Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers" in the second week of November in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma has urged the government not to abnegate its responsibility towards elderly people.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The National Human Rights Commission has called on all to gear up for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of widespread natural disasters and high possibility of scarcities of foodstuff, clothes and shelter, and infection of several diseases.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to lift the travel ban on domestic workers saying that such restrictive measures were making migrant women more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the concerned sides to ensure the access of consumers on pesticides free edible goods including fruits and vegetables.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has started investigation into the killing of Sarlahi district in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN (Maoist) Kumar Paudel amid allegations that he was killed after being arrested.

NHRC to probe Sarlahi incident

June 21, 2019 20:33 pm

KATHMANDU, June 21: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is to investigate into the Sarlahi incident.

NHRC forms rapid monitoring team

June 20, 2019 11:35 am

KATHMANDU, June 20: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a rapid monitoring task force to monitor the serious violations of human rights.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to explore solutions on the issue of Guthi bill through dialogue and talks with stakeholders.

BANKE, May 26: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nepalgunj office has received 761 complaints of violation of rights till the first nine months (till April 13) of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The chairman of the parliament’s Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel, has promised to revise the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bill in line with the spirit of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepal is vulnerable to disasters at different times due to its geographical situation. However, it is wanting when it comes to disaster preparedness.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma has said journalists are still working under different types of threat in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has proposed making its recommendations binding on the government, in contrast to a provision mentioned in a bill registered by the government in parliament.

Don’t curtail powers of NHRC

April 22, 2019 02:00 am

We wonder why K P Sharma Oli’s government is committing one after another mistake on safeguarding freedom and strengthening constitutional institutions.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Officials at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have protested against the government's push to curtail the authority of the human rights watchdog body through an amendment of the law.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’-led Communist Party of Nepal (CNP) to call off the nation-wide strike slated for March 30.

Nirmala case remains unsolved: PM Oli

December 11, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Contradicting the claim made on Sunday by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel that police have already identified and arrested the culprits behind Nirmala rape and murder case, Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday said that the police have not yet found the perpetrator(s).

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December 9, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The share investors' pressure group today launched a relay hunger strike at the office of Nepal Stock Exchange in Bhadrakali, demanding reforms in the capital market.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: A study has revealed that the senior citizens are compelled to live in old age home of late though they have the right to live at their home with respect and protection.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anup Raj Sharma, has said that journalists should be allowed to write about even the personal issues of the public office bearers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the government to keep safe the evidence on Nirmala rape and murder case. The sample of 'vaginal swab' extracted from the late Pant for the investigation at Nepal Police's forensic laboratory must be kept safe, the NHRC underscored.

NHRC urges govt to save Dr KC

July 5, 2018 16:02 pm

KATHMANDU, July 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to pay attention to the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is staging a hunger strike for six days, demanding reforms in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government again to be sensitive to save the life of Gangamaya, who has been fast-onto-death for a month.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma have held one-on-one talks to discuss the issue of Ganga Maya Shrestha, who is on a fast-unto death.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has threatened to publicly brand government officials and agencies not implementing the commission's recommendations as 'human rights violators'.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A surprise inspection carried out by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has found that police offices in Kathmandu Valley are in a shabby state when it comes to handling cases of sexual violence.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded stringent action against to those involved in the beating of Radha Chaudhari of Kailali district in the name of practicing witchcraft.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has instructed the government to intervene in the drugs market to ensure people's right to buy medicines easily and at affordable rates.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to come up with a law criminalizing conflict-era torture and enforced disappearance so as to prevent a situation of conflict-era victims seeking justice through international institutions.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Ministry of Health has downplayed the report of the National Health Research Council (NHRC), which recently said some life-saving drugs supplied by the government and the private sector were found substandard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Life-saving drugs supplied to the health facilities and to the market by both the government and the private sector have been found substandard and a danger to public health.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for amending the Foreign Employment Act criminalizing exploitation, forced labor and human trafficking.