While talking about our conditions on mental health status, Article 35 of the Constitution of Nepal prescribes only about the physical health of citizens, not about the conditions of mental health issues. As mental health-related policy, plans and strategy were incorporated in the 2019 National Health Policy, the 1996 Mental Health Policy was automatically cancelled.
In today's world, the significance of disability-inclusive development in achieving sustainable development goals and upholding human rights has never been more crucial. This article delves into the essence of disability-inclusive development and explores the pressing need for its implementation.
The impact of climate change on land, agriculture, and vulnerable populations is critical to ensuring sustainable livelihoods and food security. Land, forests, and water are essential for sustaining productivity, livelihoods, and food security. Access to and control over land is a cross-cutting issue that impacts a range of human rights, directly affecting their enjoyment.
The CIEDP and the TRC were established in accordance with a law passed in May 2014 and were a key component of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. However, the lack of progress in their operationalization has left many victims of human rights abuses without the justice and reparations they deserve.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The United Nations in Nepal on Friday organised a panel discussion to seek ways to ensure the rights of migrant youths, who according to a UN study are the most vulnerable in foreign countries.
KATHMANDU, May 23: Human rights activists have demanded the removal of statute of limitations for rape cases. They have sought a prompt amendment to the law regarding rape and the removal of limit for registering a case against the crime.
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.
KATHMANDU, March 26: As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International (AI) calls on the authorities in the region to put human rights at the heart of their responses and intensify efforts to protect marginalized and vulnerable groups at higher risk, including daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Chief of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over Nepal’s long-delayed transitional justice (TJ) process.
KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Hustle for Humanity, a global movement of conscious people determined to unite the world, fight injustice, and uphold human rights has officially instigated its Nepal chapter. The Nepal chapter was officially authorized on Jan 26 and is coordinated by Binod Sharma along with a 17-member committee.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Freedoms came under attack in Nepal in 2019 as the government proposed laws to restrict the right to freedom of expression and subject civil society organizations to greater restrictions, said Amnesty International (AI) in its annual report on events in the Asia-Pacific region.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Human Rights Watch, a New York-based international human rights watchdog, has rapped the government led by KP Oli for failing to deliver transitional justice to conflict victims and introducing a slew of measures to curtail freedom of expression.
JUMLA, Jan 12: Initiatives to end the ill tradition of Chhaupadi (keeping women in isolated sheds during menstruation) now includes a signature collection campaign at police posts in Jumla. Led by the police and public jointly, this campaign is gaining a momentum.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 28: The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
Since the time of George Bush Jr, the concept of ‘Global Policeman’ for mending international order has received more negative than positive response for its vested interest in others’ affairs. Iraq, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and Palestine are the examples. Barak Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ has been rephrased as “Indo Pacific Strategy” (IPS), essentially to forge military “collaboration” through which they intend to penetrate through East Asia, South East Asia and South Asia and beyond to contain China.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Liverpool, a professional football club in Liverpool, UK, has supported calls by human rights groups for thorough investigations into the deaths of migrant workers including Nepalis in Qatar, before the club flies to the Gulf country next week to play in FIFA’s Club World Cup, according to a report published by The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday.
THE HAGUE, Dec 10: Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.
THE HAGUE, DEC 10: Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.’s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.
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, Aug 10: Conflict victims have sought a time-bound work plan to resolve the long-pending conflict-era cases of human rights violation before the names of prospective candidates for commissioners of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies are recommended.
June 5: On the day of World Environment Day, 2019 which has air pollution as its theme, David Boyd, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, called on states to take urgent action to improve air quality in order to fulfill their human rights obligations.
Once again concerns are being raised from victims’ community, human rights organizations and even international community regarding the fate of transitional justice process. These concerns are legitimate for the transitional justice bodies—Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commissioners of the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) created in 2015 with the mandate of investigating conflict-era cases, establishing the truth, recommending reparation and suggesting ways to prevent reoccurrence of conflict in the future—are going to be nearly defunct from this week onwards.
GENEVA, April 12: The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged judicial authorities to ensure that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently in British custody and the subject of an extradition request from United States, gets a fair trial.
GENEVA, March 18: Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage”, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, March 6: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Tuesday said the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was eager to provide the necessary support to Nepal for concluding the remaining works of truth and reconciliation.
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.
YANGON, Feb 1: Myanmar’s government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first democratic leader in decades would safeguard free speech, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: International rights defender Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of Nepal to address the long-delayed transitional justice (TJ) process. The request from the rights body comes at a time when years-long efforts have failed to ensure justice to the conflict victims and the extended terms of two commissions are expiring within less than a month.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 29: An Argentine judge reviewing a Human Rights Watch complaint against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked the foreign ministry on Wednesday to seek information from Turkey, Yemen and the International Criminal Court.