Nepal: The State of Human Rights in Nepal in 2011

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2011 began with the Government of Nepal committing before the international community to uphold the rule of law and defend the human rights of its people. During the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review assessment of human rights in Nepal, held in late January 2011, the government claimed to have a zero-tolerance policy concerning impunity, pledged to investigate and prosecute all allegations of human rights violations, and to provide equal access to justice for all its citizens, without distinction. It also committed to eradicate social gender-based violence and caste-based discrimination from the country’s society.