The electoral alliance has also become the subject matter of controversy as alliance politics could potentially cut down the women’s representation at the local level. Concerned with this issue, a writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court (SC), demanding proportional representation of women in the upcoming local level election. The SC refrained from issuing an interim order. … [Read more...] about April Analysis: Human Rights, Gender and Social Inclusion
Since 2018, OCHR has been negotiating with China for visiting Xinjiang with“unfettered, meaningful access” and the freedom to interview civil society groups without supervision. On March 2022, the negotiation led to an agreement “on the parameters that respects methodology”, including “unfettered access to a broad range of actors, including civil society”. This is the first … [Read more...] about United Nation Team Visits Xinjiang
The month of March ended without a single bill being endorsed in the Parliament and without any general discussion on the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Rana as PM Sher Bahadur Deuba administration decided to prorogue the winter session of the parliament. Consequently, Ordinances to tackle crime against women which were brought before the house for the second time on … [Read more...] about March Analysis: Human Rights and Gender and Social Inclusion
The Supreme Court, last month, issued a directive to the Government of Nepal and Federal parliament to implement the rights of the Dalit community with necessary legal arrangements and policy guidelines in accordance with the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. Official data released by the District Police Office, Mahottari for the past six months stipulates that domestic violence is … [Read more...] about February Analysis: Human Rights, Gender and Social Inclusion
On March 8 2022, Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand took an initiative to forge a consensus on the bill relating to the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act, 2006 . On the occasion, Home Minister Khand stated that the government has been taking initiative to enact the amendment. On 23rd May 2021, President Bidya Bhandari issued Nepali Citizenship (first amendment) … [Read more...] about Citizenship Ordinance, 2021: A Matter of Political Will?