‘Show cause’ notice issued

July 28, 2020, Kathmandu, The Supreme Court of Nepal today issued a show-cause notice to the Government of Nepal over the unfair taxation that discourages the operation of electric vehicles. The excise, tax for example, on battery cars has been raised to 40-60 percent, and there is an additional 60 percent customs duty. The Government of Nepal against the fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal – 2015, and Environment Protection Act – 2076, imposed unfair and unreasonable taxation to electric vehicles, and electrical equipment, which also contradicts with the state policy. Responding to a writ filed by advocate Sashi Basnet, and other members on behalf of Justice and ...
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JuRI Nepal welcomes government’s initiatives to timely tackle pandemic

27 March, 2020, Kathmandu Justice and Rights Institute -Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) releasing a press statement today welcomes the government's initiative to timely address the noble coronavirus pandemic. A high level coordination committee for COVID-19 prevention and control in Nepal has been formed under the coordination of honorable deputy prime minister and defense minister on 1 March, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, 2020 has declared a global pandemic. JuRI- Nepal also appeals fellow citizens to exercise restraint and strictly follow the government instructions. While JuRI-Nepal appreciates the government effort, it expresses serious concerns over the pandemic. ...
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CSO offers policy recommendations on the right to compulsory and free education

May 13, 2020, Kathmandu Justice and Rights Institute -Nepal (JuRI - Nepal) along with twenty - six ESCR Network organizations and IM Swedish Development partner has submitted a set of policy recommendations on the right to compulsory and free education to the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Hon'ble Girirajmani Pokharel) and Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Education and Health, and Hon'ble Jayapuri Gharti. A set of policy recommendations, following a rigorous research, and policy discussions among the relevant stakeholders, highlights implementation of rights to compulsory, and free education enshrined in the Compulsory, and Free Education Act 2075, and other legal f...
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Amend Compulsory and Free Education Act-2075: Civil Society

May 13, 2020, Kathmandu Justice and Rights Institute -Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) in solidarity with twenty-six partner organizations, has urged to the Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Honorable Giriraj Mani Pokharel and chairperson of Education and Health Committee of House of Represenatives Honorable Jaipuri Gharti to look into the policy recommendations on the implementation of the right to free, and compulsory education and swiftly initiate amendment of the Compulsory, and Free Education Act 2075, and ensure effective implementation. The CSOs affiliated with the National Network for ESCR, in a memorandum submitted to the Minister Pokharel and chairperson Gharti says: "It has ...
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Coronavirus resource booklet releases

June 15, 2020, Kathmandu A coronavirus resource booklet covering coronavirus control mechanism, prevention, and protection measures has been released by JuRI Nepal and partners. The resource book sheds light on the government work plan, and directive in coping with coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of pandemic, people can hardly have access to adequate information about the government's initiatives in dealing with the crisis. The resource book with four chapters focuses on context, COVID-19 related health services standards, including health service operation guideline, quarantine operation, relief packages government's approach to address special needs of the persons with disabilitie...
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