The Nepal government must turn a series of recent commitments to migrant workers into concrete action to protect workers from debt bondage and exploitation abroad, Amnesty International said today.
Interview with Amnesty International Regional Director for South Asia Biraj Patnaik
Biraj Patnaik, Regional Director of South Asia, Amnesty International, talks to 'The Kathmandu Post' about the transitional justice process in Nepal, problems faced by Nepali migrant workers, and the position of human rights groups...... Read full interview on The Kathmandu Post
After rigorous preparation, Amnesty International Nepal launched the first phase of its nationwide 'Caravan' campaign in the eastern region of the country from Kakadbhitta on July 20, 2017. The drive aims to make people at the local level aware about the rights of migrant workers, and seek outright response from the authorities on the woes Nepali migrant workers have been struggling with.
Amnesty International Nepal (Amnesty Nepal) is organizing a nationwide public awareness and pressure campaign from 20 July on the rights of the Nepali migrant workers. The campaign named "Migrant Workers' Rights Caravan 2017" is scheduled to be launched from Kakarvitta, Jhapa.
Amnesty International documents how police subjected members of the Indigenous Tharu community in Kailali district in Nepal’s Far-Western Tarai in the southern plains part of the country, to arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, and coerced some of them into signing “confessions” in connection with the killings of eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Dhangadhi on 24 August 2015.
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