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NEPAL: New laws and policies aim to throttle the NHRC, media, and civil society

The government of Nepal has been repeatedly throttling the civil society, media and human rights organizations in Nepal. Even the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has now come under its ambit. ...

NEPAL: Proposed new social media law in Nepal threatens freedom of expression

A Joint media release by the Asian Human Rights Commission and CIVICUS • A new broad and restrictive law being introduced by the Nepalese government gives the authorities sweeping powers to block so...

NEPAL: Man seriously injured due to police torture

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Advocacy Forum (AF) that police officers attached with the Police Post in Hatiya, Baglung District thrashed Mr....

NEPAL: Dr. C.K. Raut needs urgent medical care and treatment

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly objects to the lack of medical care given to Dr. C.K. Raut in custody. Dr. C. K. Raut was arrested by police on 7 October 2018 along with his four-yea...

NEPAL: In search of judicial independence

An article from the Kathmandu Post forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Through the promulgation of the 2015 constitution, Nepal emerged as a federal country. While power at the executive an...

NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NGOs and restrict press freedom

Nepal saw a year of poor human rights protection in 2018. The government was instead seen to further restrict people’s rights by introducing harsh laws to control the functioning of human rights NGO...

NEPAL: Human rights defender living in fear after detailing corruption and malpractice in Osho Tapoban

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Anshu Gurung, a human rights defender and writer, is in hiding, fearing for her life. After Anshu wrote an arti...

NEPAL: Police illegally arrested and tortured innocent man

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance (THRDA) that the local police illegally arrested and tortured 25-year-old...

NEPAL: Government must investigate custodial death of Ram Manohar Yadav

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the custodial death of Ram Manohar Yadav, 30, a resident of Janaki Rural Municipality, Banke district. Yadav died in Police custody while on ...

NEPAL: Government should amend Transitional Justice Act in line with Supreme Court and international standards

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of th...

NEPAL: Police resort to encounter killing of child abductors

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned by the police encounter killing of Ajay Tamang and Gopal Tamang on 6 August 2018. A team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division shot dead Aj...

NEPAL: Political drama must not taint country’s judiciary

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been watching Nepal’s political drama unfold over the past month with great concern. The main characters in this drama are Acting Chief Justice Deepak Ra...

NEPAL: Government finally agrees to medical reforms after 27 days of Dr. Govinda K.C.’s hunger strike

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) salutes the undeterred courage of Dr. Govinda K.C., who singlehandedly brought Nepal’s government to its knees after staging a fast-unto-death hunger strike ...

NEPAL: Deteriorating health of Dr. KC, lone crusader fighting against medical mafia

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned at the deteriorating health of Dr. Govinda KC, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike in Jumla district since 30 June 2018. Dr. KC, a senior ...

NEPAL: Ganga Maya is dying for justice; urgent intervention needed to save her life

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Advocacy Forum that Ganga Maya Adhikari from Fujel, Gorkha district has started another hunger strike demanding...

NEPAL: Preventing torture

An article from my Republica forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Torture, though labelled as inhuman treatment, is still prevalent in Nepal despite the state’s obligation and repeated c...

NEPAL: Addressing torture essential to cementing political change 

A Statement on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Nepal underwent political change in 2017, with local level elections held for the first time in 20 years. This w...

NEPAL: Communist government moves to curtail civil liberties

By Supriya Manandhar The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) government has announced two new policies that have oversight to infringe on civil liberties in Nepal. The National Integrity Policy 2018 places ti...

NEPAL: Deeply engrained racial discrimination continues

A written submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and the Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance The Asian Legal Resource Centr...