Advocacy letter submitted to Nepal Law Commission on 16 May 2017

Kathmandu 16 May, 2017 Representing the voices of marginalized farmers of Naram village, Nawalparasi district, JuRI-Nepal and MADE-Nepal jointly call on the Nepal Law Commission to incorporate provisions entrusting Local, Provincial and Central government with the obligations to declare organic production zone, adopt adequate measures towards promoting organic farming, marketing of organic agro-products and protecting rights of the farmers tirelessly toiling in organic farming. Law Commission Letter
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National Network for the ESCR Rights formed

Kathmandu 26 March, 2017   Nepal’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in the field of economic, social and cultural rights, for the first time, has formed a National Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  The CSOs also confirmed that the deep-rooted discrimination, exclusion and the denial of ESCR rights was one of the key causes of the decade long conflict in Nepal. It is crucial to timely address the pending economic, social and cultural rights related problems for the lasting peace. Press statement in Nepali  
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Policy Review

No. of pages: 32 Publication date: December 2016 Author: JuRI-Nepal, CRR & UNFPA DOWNLOAD     Child marriage is a crime. However, it is socially accepted and pervasive in Nepal. Justice and Rights Institute-Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) work together with other agencies, including CRR, UNICEF, and UNFPA in combating child marriage. It affects both boys and the girls, however, it disproportionately affects girls’ ability to enjoy their rights and freedoms, especially due to the serious risks of sexual and reproductive harms associated with this practice. It triggers a continuum of reproductive and sexual harms and violations by exposing girls to forced initiation into ...
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NHRC welcomes CSOs submission

Kathmandu, 16 October, 2016 Civil society (CSOs) of Nepal working in the field of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) submitted a memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). A delegation consists of fourteen CSOs and led by Justice and Rights Institute Nepal (JuRI Nepal), called on NHRC to take steps forward to promote human rights with special attention to the ESCR rights. The idea was first thought up during the ESCR Dialogue organized by JuRI-Nepal in partnership with IM Swedish Development Partner. It was drafted and finalized following a series of consultations with the relevant CSOs. The chairperson of NHRC Hon Anup Raj Sharma welcomed the CSO’s joint...
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Denial of Rights to Food can lead to conflict: Experts

27 December, Kathmandu 2016 Human Rights advocates shed light the significance of rights to food at a conference concluded in Kathmandu. A three days event was organized by Justice and Rights Institute Nepal (JuRI – Nepal), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Geneva-based the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It was aimed at exploring the elements of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), in particular in relation to rights to food that could warn against the escalation of rights violations, conflict, and social unrest as well as the preventative measures. Addressing the event, Hon. Prakash Osti, Commissioner at National Human Rights Commission said ...
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