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
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Context Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on 01 April 2022 embarked on a three-day official visit to India after taking over the premiership from KP Sharma Oli back in July of 2021. His entourage consisted of Dr. Narayan Khadka (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Ms. Pampha Bhusal (Minister of Energy and Water Resources), Mr. Birodh Khatiwada (Minister for Health and Population) … [Read more...] about Common Vision: Nepal and India’s new agreement.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing since 24 February 2022. Even though Russia and Ukraine have been at war since 2014, Russia has now entered Ukraine for the past 5 weeks using military force. Many are killed, infrastructures destroyed and now an attack on Mariupol is ongoing. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has shaken the whole world. More than 4 million … [Read more...] about Russia-Ukraine Conflict and its Impact on Nepal
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?
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) held discussions with former chief election commissioners, former commissioners and civil society representatives with an aim to monitor the local level elections on 12 April 2022. The parties in the discussion encouraged the commission to review the existing election law from a human rights perspective and suggest … [Read more...] about The Human Rights Commission to Monitor the Local Level Election