NEPAL DEMOCRACY CRISIS
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Nepal parliament to vote on amnesty bill for crimes committed during civil war
April 10, 2014
A senior lawmaker in Nepal on Thursday stated that those found guilty of committing crimes committed during Nepal's civil war could be granted amnesty due to the introduction of a new bill in parliament on Wednesday that aims to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the Di....... [more]

HRW: China pressuring Nepal to impose restrictions on Tibetans
April 1, 2014
Nepal has imposed increasingly harsh restrictions on Tibetan refugees under strong pressure from China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Tuesday. The statement cites a recent HRW report detailing Nepali authorities' abuses of Tibetans who have come to the country fleeing persecution in China. The re....... [more]

Rights groups urge Nepal to respect Supreme Court ruling rejecting amnesty
February 1, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issued a joint statement Friday calling on the Nepal Parliament to reject amnesty legislation that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Ordinance on Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearances was struck....... [more]

UN rights chief welcomes Nepal court ruling rejecting amnesty
January 6, 2014
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday welcomed last week's decision by Nepal's top refusing to grant amnesty for serious human rights violations committed during Nepal's civil war. Pillay declared the decision to be a "significant development" for the victims of the war, which....... [more]

Nepal top court rejects amnesty legislation
January 4, 2014
The Supreme Court of Nepal rejected legislation on Saturday that proposed amnesty for those responsible for serious rights abuses during the country's civil war. A Maoist-led government proposed the legislation last year as part of a planned Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed at healing the w....... [more]

HRW urges Nepal to appoint new human rights commissioners
September 20, 2013
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged the government of Nepal to appoint qualified new members to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in order to best ensure the protection of Nepali citizens. Despite notice by then-commissioners, along with an outcry from many citizen groups, the governm....... [more]

UN: Nepal must withdraw civil war commission's amnesty power
March 20, 2013
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called Wednesday on Nepal to withdraw a decree creating a truth and reconciliation with the power to grant amnesties for human rights violations that occurred during Nepal's civil war. The conflict resulted in approximately 13,000 deaths with another....... [more]

UN rights office urges justice for Nepal civil war crimes
October 9, 2012
The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday released a report urging justice for victims of international law violations that occurred Nepal's civil war. Approximately 13,000 people were killed and 1,500 people went missing during the conflict between Nepal's government....... [more]

Nepal's Third Gender and the Recognition of Gender Identity
April 23, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Bochenek, Director of Law & Policy for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, and Kyle Knight, a Fulbright Scholar, say that Nepal's recognition of a third gender is an important fundamental right and the key to ensuring other fundamental rights f....... [more]

Nepal urged not to impose blanket amnesty for crimes committed during civil war
April 23, 2012
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Monday urged Nepal to reject blanket amnesty plans for international crimes committed during the country's civil war, which ended in 2006. A representative for ICJ said amnesty for human rights abuses, such as torture, rap....... [more]

UN urges Nepal to punish war crimes, increase women's rights
April 20, 2011
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang spoke Tuesday to the Constituent Assembly of Nepal (CA) about several human rights issues in the country, including a reluctance to prosecute war crimes and insufficient progress increasing women's rights. The Office of the High Commission....... [more]




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