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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Booklet reveals the causes of the non-implementation of the court decisions

Kathmandu 31 May, 2017 Justice and Rights Institute-Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) in collaboration with the Women Committee  of the Supreme Court Bar Association has recently published a booklet titled, “Laingik Nyaya Sambandhi Faisala Karyanwayan ko Nigarani” – A Look into the Implementation Status of the Verdicts in relation to Gender Justice. Despite the tremendous efforts exerted by the Judgment Execution Directorate under the Supreme Court of Nepal and other agencies, the Court Verdicts mostly the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) with respect to gender justice remains unimplemented for long. In view of the facts, this publication with the six different articles authored by the we...
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District-based Lawyers develop common action plan

    Dharan 2 April, 2017   Hon'ble Arjun Kumar Koirala, District Judge at the  District Court, Sunsari vowed to ensure legal aid service at their doorstop and requested local stakeholders to enhance their role and responsibilities in order to promote access to justice for all. He was speaking at the closing session of a three days training on "Access to Justice through strategic Litigation and Legal Aid service". The training was jointly organized by JuRI-Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Bar Association, Sunsari chapter. It was focused on to develop a common action plan for the promotion of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and support to enhance women a...
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