Former Judges urge to swiftly implement the court verdicts

22 December, 2017 Kathmandu   Former judges of Nepal urged to swiftly implement the Supreme Court verdicts in relation to the peoples left high and dry. There are court decisions and directives to respond to the people affected by cold waves and other issues related to social security. The senior members of the judicial fraternity were speaking at an event jointly organized by the Forum for Former Judges and Justice and Rights Institute Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) in partnership with Alliance for Social Dialogue. The event titled, “Judgment Watch Forum: Implementation Status of the Supreme Court’s Judgments on Social Security” aimed at reviewing the implementation status of the...
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JuRI-Nepal gets an inclusive Executive Board

2 December, 2017, Kathmandu The sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Justice and Rights Institute-Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) concluded Saturday unanimously elected advocate Sharmila Shrestha as the new chairperson. The former executive board member, Ms. Shrestha is a Public Interest Lawyer and Gender Expert by profession. The AGM, according to the JuRI’s charter is the main policy making body. Shyam Kumar Bishwokarma, Pankaj Kumar Karna, Aarati Bista and Indira Shankar have been elected as vice-chairperson, secretary general, secretary and treasurer respectively. The executive board members elected by the AGM, are Nirajan Thapaliya, Bhagawoti Ghale, Tek Tamata, Saraj Thapa, Ratna Kaji S...
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JuRI-Nepal comments on Local Government Bill

  Kathmandau, 3 August, 2017   JuRI-Nepal submits its observations and suggestions on Local Government Bill to Honorable Rabindra Adhikari, Chairperson of the Development Committee, Legislature-Parliament. JuRI-Nepal calls on the Committee to revise the bill from social justice and human rights perspective including through strengthening the jurisdiction of Local Judicial Committee and inclusion of additional duties and powers of local governments concerning economic, social and cultural rights. JuRI-Nepal's Submissions to Development Committee re Local Gov Bill
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Press Release

UN BODY URGES NEPAL TO INVESTIGATE, PROSECUTE AND AFFORD REDRESS TO VICTIM OF RAPE IN LANDMARK RULING REGARDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT. Advocacy Forum, REDRESS, JuRI-Nepal and TRAIL-International jointly call on the Government of Nepal to: 1. Immediately implement the decision of the UN Human Rights Committee by investigating the facts, and prosecuting and punishing the perpetrators; 2. Ensure that the victim has access to all the necessary rehabilitation and medical treatment; 3. Provide effective and full reparation to the victim; 4. Ensure the confidentially and protection of the victim and her family; 5. Adopt legislation criminalizing torture and disappearances and permitting ...
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