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Major challenge faced by FOHRID in implementing its programs was inadequate budget in comparison to the planned programs. After the political change of April 2006, Nepal was engaged in the political issues such as formulation of new constitution and state restructuring. Difficulty was felt in convincing the target groups to address impunity and to interlink this issue with human rights movement as was proved now a major cause of human rights violation in Nepal. Problems were also created by lack of understanding in the major stakeholders and lack of sensitivity on impunity. Lack of political will and the indifference of political parties made it difficult to determine actions to address political impunity.

Transitional phase is unduly prolonged in Nepal. Unstable political situation of the country had somehow negative impact to the past programs. State mechanisms have been weakened. Dozens of armed groups have emerged to fish in the troubled water of politics. Incidents of murder, violence, abduction, robbery and human rights violation have increased. Civil and political rights as well as the economic, social and cultural rights are being challenged. International human rights instruments including treaties, Conventions, Covenants, Optional Protocols have not been effectively implemented at the domestic level. Impunity is institutionalized and is protected from the state and political level. There is suspicion on whether peace process will succeed or not.

TRC and Disappearance commission have not been formed. Government and the political parties have not been accountable towards people and the State. The government and political parties express verbal commitment and lip service to resolve problems but they are never ready to implement. The political parties lack transparency and democratic culture within themselves. Due to these reasons, access to justice seems difficult. Corruption and political criminalization is widespread in the country. In total, the State has failed to protect and serve the people by being accountable to democratic norms and values. However, the state and non-state actors have realized these problems to some extent. The armed conflict of the past has ended. The UCPN-Maoist has come to the mainstream politics. Formulation of new constitution is a fresh start to bring change. We can resolve all the problems in the changed political scenario. We have reasons to be hopeful for the bright future of the country.

For further information regarding above programmes and information, please contact:

Advocate Raj Kumar Siwakoti
Secretary General

FOHRID Human Rights and Democratic Forum
Mailing Address: GPO Box: 19186, Kathmandu, Nepal
Street Address: Dillibazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4423125
Fax: +977-1-4438812 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Press Release

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