An urgent appeal to GoN responding COVID-2019 from human rights lens

Considering the adverse effect of COVID- 2019 worldwide, JuRI-Nepal has issued an eight-point appeal to address access to public resources for poor and marginalized communities in Nepal. The appeal has been formally submitted to the Government of Nepal, highly appreciating the efforts so far made by the Government to date.  It has also requested to CSOs, private sector and other agencies to support in this critical situation. JuRI has also taken initiation to raise fund to extend their support join hands with the government through its members and staffs. The eight point's appeal includes; extension of COVID test labs in all provinces, preparation of isolation bed in all the local governmen...
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Civil Society urges to swiftly appoint all commissioners

16 January, 2020 Kathmandu Civil society organizations today urged to swiftly appoint all commissioners. Civil society leaders, including commissioners of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and other constitutional commissioners emphasized to timely appoint the constitutional commissioners which remained vacant for years. They were speaking at an interaction titled, "UPR recommendations and structural reforms in NHRIs" in Kathmandu. Hon’ble Govinda Sharma Poudel, Member of NHRC addressing the event stated: “The government should swiftly appoint all the commissioners as soon as possible". The event was jointly organized by NHRC and Justice and Rights Institute, Nepal (...
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ESCR dialogue for systemic reform for peasant’s rights

29 December, 2019, Butwal, A dialogue on smallholders' (peasant) access to government subsidies and other services concluded with specific recommendations to improve governance structure and law, policies and guidelines.  Hon'ble Vijaya Bdr. Yadav, Chairperson of Agriculture, Forest and Environment Committee of Provincial Assembly of Province no. 5 highlighted that constitutional rights have been curtailed by Acts and Rules. He stressed on the consistency among constitutional provisions, laws, policies and government programs that are targeted to the smallholders. He also pointed  many barriers for peasants to access government subsidies and agricultural services. Hon'ble Kamalra...
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Civil Society handed over their comments on the draft Human Rights Action Plan

The members of the National Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Network) at a consultation meeting organized in Kathmandu today, emphasized to establish a dedicated secretariat so as to meticulously monitor the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP). The participants from 18 civil society organizations (CSOs) handed over a compilation of comments on the draft Human Rights Action Plan to Koshal Chandra Subedi, Chief of Human Rights Division at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Thursday (19 December). Human Rights portal launched today 19 December, 2019 A dedicated portal on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...
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The First Project Advisory Meeting Concluded

The first Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting of a project – dedicated to advance gender responsive, inclusive governance, and promotion of substantive participation of the elected women representatives in Nepal’s Sudur Paschim – concluded in Kathmandu today. Justice and Rights Institute (JuRI-Nepal) in partnership with Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO) has kicked off a project, “Comprehensive Capacity Development Support to the Elected Women Representatives”in six Local Government Units of Kailali and Doti districts. Basanta Adhikari, executive director welcomed all and set tone of discussion. Anita Bhujel, who leads the team briefly highlighted pro...
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