NEPAL: Need for amendment of Truth and Reconciliation Law

ALRC-CWS-26-02-2014 May 29, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre NEPAL: Need for amendment of Truth and Reconciliation Law 1. The process of transitional justice in Nepal has encountered deliberate and blatant delays mainly due to the sheer lack of commitment and will of the political parties. The establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) against disappearances and the establishment of the Commission against Disappearances have been expressly mandated and provisioned by both the Interim Constitution and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) as far back as 2006, which remain […]

NEPAL: Serious concerns for the security of human rights defenders remain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 ALRC-CWS-23-07-2013 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty-third session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: Serious concerns for the security of human rights defenders remain 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to highlight the continuing need for closer monitoring by the Human Rights Council and the international community of the renewed threats and attacks that human rights defenders working in Nepal have had to face since the beginning of the year. Worries about potential reprisals from the former belligerents have arisen following progress in […]

NEPAL: Raising voice against impunity puts human rights defenders at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2013 ALRC-CWS-22-11-2013 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty second session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: Raising voice against impunity puts human rights defenders at risk 1. The Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) urges the Human Rights Council to pay special attention to the situation of human rights defenders in Nepal, who have found themselves exposed to threats, attacks and retaliation in the context of an intensified struggle against impunity. We urge the Council to remind the government of Nepal of its obligations to ensure that […]

NEPAL: The ALRC urges Nepal to invite new UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice to the country without delay

ate: September 11, 2012 document id: ALRC-COS-21-06-2012 HRC section: Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Speaker: Mr. Michael Anthony An Oral Statement to the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status NEPAL: The ALRC urges Nepal to invite new UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice to the country without delay Thank you Madam President, Mr. de Greiff, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) warmly welcomes you and congratulates you on your appointment as Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. We welcome […]

NEPAL: the ALRC calls on the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence to focus on Nepal as a priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2012 ALRC-CWS-21-01-2012 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty-first session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: the ALRC calls on the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence to focus on Nepal as a priority The Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) wishes to congratulate Mr. Pablo de Greiff, the new Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, on his appointment and […]

NEPAL: NGOs hold event on the need for greater international action on chronic human rights situations, with a focus on Nepal

This has resulted in a monitoring gap, at a time when Nepal’s political and constitutional future looks bleak. Limited implementation of its recommendations and concerns about the newly adopted NHRC Act curtail the NHRC’s independence and mandate and cast serious doubt over its capacity in this regard.

NEPAL: NGOs hold event on Nepal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE ALRC-PRL-003-2012 A Joint Press Release by Advocacy Forum and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) NEPAL: NGOs hold event on the need for greater international action on chronic human rights situations, with a focus on Nepal (Geneva, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, July 9, 2012) Advocacy Forum and the Asian Legal Resource Centre held a special event at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 4, 2012, to discuss the need to develop the Council’s ability to address chronic human rights situations in a way that enables tangible and sustainable improvements. Providing a platform for this discussion was supported by Human Rights Watch, the […]

NEPAL: Human Rights Council urged to ensure ongoing monitoring and action concerning Nepal’s increasingly precarious human rights situation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2012 ALRC-CWS-20-02-2012 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twentieth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: Human Rights Council urged to ensure ongoing monitoring and action concerning Nepal’s increasingly precarious human rights situation The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Advocacy Forum (AF) would like to draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to serious political developments in Nepal that risk engendering an acute human rights crisis in the country, which until recently hosted an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) country office. […]

NEPAL: Human Rights Council urged to ensure ongoing monitoring and action concerning Nepal’s increasingly precarious human rights situation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2012 ALRC-CWS-20-02-2012 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twentieth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: Human Rights Council urged to ensure ongoing monitoring and action concerning Nepal’s increasingly precarious human rights situation The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Advocacy Forum (AF) would like to draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to serious political developments in Nepal that risk engendering an acute human rights crisis in the country, which until recently hosted an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) country office. […]

NEPAL: Council action required to prevent blanket impunity for conflict-era violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2012 ALRC-CWS-19-09-2012 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Nineteenth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status NEPAL: Council action required to prevent blanket impunity for conflict-era violations The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Advocacy Forum wish to alert the Human Rights Council to multiple attempts by the government of Nepal to shield perpetrators of human rights abuses committed during the conflict from prosecution, which promote impunity and threaten the development of functioning rule of law institutions, in violation of Nepal’s obligations under the ICCPR. The gains achieved […]