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Region and country Archives: Nepal

Nepal: Prime Minister, victims’ groups and other stakeholders agree that proposed transitional justice bill needs revision to ensure real accountability

At a National Conference organized on 4 September by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in collaboration with Advocacy Forum, Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) committed his government to establishing a credible and effective transitional justice process and to ensuring that proposed legislation was amended to make it fit for the purpose. (more…)

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Nepal: International Commission of Jurists welcomes Supreme Court order on registration of marriage between same sex partners

The ICJ hails the interim order made by the Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal on 28 June 2023 directing the establishment of a “transitional mechanism ensuring the marriage registration of same-sex couples and non-heterosexual couples”. The organization urges the government of Nepal to promptly implement the order by setting up an effective mechanism for registration […]

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Nepal: Workshop on monitoring and documentation of violations in places of detention aims to improve prevention and redress of torture and ill-treatment

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), in coordination with its local partner Advocacy Forum (AF) and Nepal’s Office of the Chief Attorney (OCA), held a two-day capacity building workshop for the members of the local detention Monitoring Committee, government officials, and human rights defenders in Sudurpaschim Province on 31 May-1 June 2023. The objective of […]

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Nepal: Lawyers call on the Nepal Bar Association to prioritize efforts to counter harmful gender stereotypes and discriminatory behaviour toward women

Practicing lawyers in Nepal identified harmful gender stereotypes and gender discriminatory behaviours towards women as a major barrier preventing women from accessing justice. They requested that the Nepal Bar Association take the lead in efforts to enhance women’s access to justice. ICJ co-hosted a workshop for lawyers with the Nepal Bar Association on the Elimination […]

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