Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AI Nepal Activities

Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

"The Government of Nepal Cannot Continue to Ignore the Rights of Victims to Justice, Truth and Reparation"

The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended indefinitely to ensure that justice, accountability, and reparations are achieved for the thousands of victims of Nepal’s brutal civil war, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

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Former Nepalese Ambassador to Qatar Honoured as AI Member

Amnesty International Nepal takes the pleasure of having Mr. Surya Nath Mishra, former Nepalese Ambassador to Qatar as the honorary member of Amnesty International Nepal.

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Need of Local Level Interventions to Address Problems Faced By Migrant Communities

The stakeholders and migrant communities expressed the dire need of establishing information dissemination structure at local level to make migration safe and dignified. Amnesty International Nepal in coordination with local civil society organisations organised interaction in Mohattari and Saptari district, the districts with higher foreign labor migration.

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Amnesty International (AI) Nepal organized press conference on 12 September 2016 in Pokhara aiming to publicize its financial detail of fiscal year 2072/73 including from where how much money received and where that spent.

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The 25th Annual General Meeting (National Council Meeting) of Amnesty International (AI) Nepal held on 10 and 11 September 2016 in Pokhara. The highest policy making body meets every year and this year's meeting was the continuation of the internal democratic exercise. The AGM was divided into three different sessions, vig Inaugural Session, Business Session and Election of National Committees.

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Human Rights

Government Should Ensure Timely Justice to Victims to Avoid Further Complications

Victims and Human rights community expressed that Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons cannot give an output in absence of proper mechanism, resources, the acts and if the political parties does not take the issue seriously, the process can get complicated in the coming days. They reiterated that commissions are intended  to escape the perpetrator rather than to ensure justice to the victims.  Speaking in the Interaction on 17th July 2016, Suman Adhikari- Chair of Conflict victims' common platform (CVCP) Nepal said that the timeline for complaints should be kept open so that none of the victims are left out.

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Nepal: Torture and Coerced Confessions

In this briefing, 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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Amnesty International Day


Political parties and human rights community expressed commitment to end culture of impunity into ongoing transitional justice process in the country. Speaking in the program organized by Amnesty International Nepal on 27 May 2016, Sher Bahadur Deuba- Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress said it is the obligation of State to ensure justice to the victims and the culprits be punished.

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10th National Youth Mela

Youth in Activism

Over 75 Youth Activists were equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to campaign for the protection and promotion of human rights in their communities and well as the across the globe. 10th National Youth Mela, a Campaigning Capacity Building initiative of AI Nepal for its youth members held from 26 to 28 March 2016 in Pokhara allowed a space for the participants to share their knowledge and experiences.

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Amnesty International's Annual Report 2015/16 Release


Amnesty International's Annual Report 2014/15 made public in Nepal amid a Press meet on 24 February 2016 (12 Phagun 2072). The report, launched globally on the same day, documents the state of human rights in 160 countries and territories in 2015. It highlights the suffering endured by many, be it through conflict, displacement, discrimination or repression.

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