NHRC calls govt to resolve Guthi Bill dispute through talks

Kathmandu, June 13 The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government to resolve the recent dispute between it and local heritage activists over the controversial Guthi Bill recently registered in Parliament through talks. Expressing its concerns over protests launched by various groups and police efforts to contain them, the constitutional human rights watchdog  also […]

Human rights commissioners protest govt bid to limit their rights

Kathmandu, April 30 Chairperson and members of National Human Rights Commission, the constitutional human rights watchdog, have objected to key provisions of the new NHRC bill that the government recently registered in Parliament, and asked the government to withdraw it. They have claimed that the new bill will significantly curtail the Commission’s rights. Minister for […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Various issues from political, sociocultural and economic spheres have been featured on the front pages on Thursday. Some of them are the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee’s endorsement of Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya for the Chief Election Commissioner, the United Nations’ letter to the Nepal government about peace process and the death of senior journalist Pushkar Lal […]

Be serious about agreements, save Dr KC’s life: NHRC tells govt

Kathmandu, January 22 The constitutional human rights watchdog, National Human Rights Commission, has told the government to make maximum efforts to save the life of medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death for past 14 days. The Commission has also urged the government to be serious about the agreements […]

NHRC relieves two members of responsibilities

Kathmandu, January 21 Nepal’s constitutional human rights watchdog, National Human Right Commission, has relieved two of its members of their assigned responsibilities. Sources claim Mohna Ansari has been relieved of her responsibility as the spokesperson of the constitutional body. The NHRC leadership has accused her of presenting herself as a nongovernment campaigner in the media. […]

Implementing laws on fundamental rights is difficult: NHRC

Kathmandu, December 9 The constitutional human rights watchdog, National Human Rights Commission, has says implementing the laws formulated to ensure fundamental rights listed in the 2015 constitution is difficult. The Commission made the remark as it submitted its annual report to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday. On the occasion, the Commission’s Chairman Anup Raj […]