KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Supreme Court recently released a full text of the directive order it had issued asking the government to amend the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act for its reform.

As winter tightens its grip on the earthquake-affected regions of Jajarkot and Rukum West in Karnali Province, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sounded a critical alarm, urging the provincial government to take immediate action to safeguard the lives of those grappling with the bitter cold.

JAJARKOT, Dec 12: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the Karnali Province government to ensure essential arrangements for the quake-hit people who are now facing severe cold.

NHRC submits annual report to President

December 8, 2023 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has submitted its annual report of the fiscal year, 2022/23 to President Ram Chandra Paudel on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: A member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has raised objections to the confirmation of the appointment of Acting Secretary Murari Prasad Kharel.

The recent decision of the Subcommittee of Accreditation (SCA) within the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) to retain the status of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has generated optimism among various advocacy groups in Nepal, particularly those championing women, LGBTQ+, indigenous, and disability rights.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government not to use force and arrest protestors, but respect their freedom of opinion and expression.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to all concerned sides to rescue those injured in the earthquake in Jajarkot and Rukum West districts and arrange free and effective treatment for them.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has raised concerns regarding the government's recent initiative to amend the Bill related to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in light of the imminent downgrading threat it faces. The NHRC has been in the spotlight due to questions about the constitutional validity of the appointment of its office-bearers and the perceived ineffectiveness of its operations.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The government has granted initial approval for the drafting of a bill aimed at regulating the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). A cabinet meeting held this morning at Singha Durbar took a decision to this effect.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to enrich the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with resources so that it would perform effectively.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is on the verge of losing its 'A' category status, a change that has drawn significant criticism from human rights activists and civil society groups. These critics argue that the government has failed to take adequate measures to safeguard the commission's reputation.

The impending downgrade of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) from its current 'A' category status to 'B' has sent shockwaves among human rights activists and civil society groups in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to all to respect senior citizen's rights. Those misbehaving with senior citizens must be taken action, while the young generation can learn from senior citizen's knowledge, skills and experiences.

NHRC officials call on President Paudel

September 14, 2023 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Tapa Bahadur Magar with officials called on President Ram Chandra Poudel.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has strongly urged the authorities to conduct a comprehensive and impartial investigation into the incident involving human rights activist and journalist Manohar Pokharel. The NHRC's statement, released on Tuesday, emphasizes the need for immediate legal measures against those responsible for the incident.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the authorities concerned to make arrangements for providing citizenship certificates to those staging protests demanding citizenship certificates.

KATHMANDU, June 9: A three-year agreement has been signed between the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

KATHMANDU, June 6: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to bring all those involved in environment pollution under the ambit of law.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The National Human Rights Commission has requested the police personnel not to use force against the 'loan shark' victims who are conducting sit-in at Shanti Batika in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended to the government to pay heed to the human rights of migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has welcomed the initiative taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs to re-investigate the case of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Kanchanpur who was murdered after being raped more than four years ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested information from the government regarding the ordinance to be brought to facilitate the withdrawal of criminal cases.

NHRC team at Rana’s residence

September 18, 2022 16:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 18:  A team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reached the residence of the suspended Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana after learning that he has been placed under house arrest.

KATHMANDU, May 4: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member Mihir Thakur has accused the government of appointing a person accused of human rights violation as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A day after police applied force to disperse a protest organized by civil society activists at Baluwatar in Kathmandu, where the official residence of the prime minister is located, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urged the government to respect the citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to provide free test and treatment to COVID-19 patients and manage the dead bodies of those dying of the coronavirus infection.

Of the total recommendations made by the human rights body, 163 were fully implemented, 445 were partially implemented where 587 are yet to be brought into action

KATHMANDU, May 4: Lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party  Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha and a former Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal have filed a case against the leaders of Janata Samajwadi Party including lawmaker Dr Surendra Yadav and a former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai.

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.

What should NHRC do?

December 9, 2019 10:14 am

While NHRC has to do the regular job of protecting and promoting human rights, it also has to ensure that those people who grossly violated human rights are punished

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.

Free the by-elections

October 16, 2019 01:30 am

The gross violation of election code of conduct is a major threat to a free, fair and peaceful election. It could jeopardize integrity and eclipse the sanctity of democratic exercise

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Civil society members have urged the government to protect complaints and testimonies collected from victims and families of those who were killed or disappeared during the Maoist insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The toll-free helpline service launched by the National Women's Commission (NWC) to receive complaints from women victims has received overwhelmingly encouraging response.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: There are still challenges for the protection of human rights in Nepal despite the formulation of laws in this regard.

Five reports tabled in HoR meeting

September 5, 2018 16:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa tabled five annual reports of the government and various bodies, on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, in today's meeting of the House of Representatives. The presented reports are of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Election Commission and National Human Rights Commission.

NHRC's attention drawn

September 2, 2018 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 2:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its attention was drawn seriously towards the death of a prisoner.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Legal experts, activists and civil society leaders say that the current government of KP Oli is increasingly showing tendencies of an authoritarian and totalitarian state. Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi said that the government's decision to bar former Maoist child soldier Lenin Bista from traveling to Thailand to attend a conference is deeply troubling. He further said this is a gross abuse of power invested in the government by the people.