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Democracy Strengthen PDF Print E-mail

Overall goal of FOHRID's activities on democracy theme is "Strengthening democratic process and culture through promoting inter-party institutional democracy and institutional capacity building at all levels. FOHRID aims to work for constructive engagement in constitution drafting process, raise and recommend concerns of civil society with CA members; sensitize people on the issues of democratic reform and institutionalize inclusive democratic practice; and work for political party reform agenda".

Lack of accountability is entrenched within political parties as interparty conflicts and undemocratic practices, corruption, criminalization of politics, impunity, misuse of means and resources, lack transparency continue unabated affecting the nation's democratic system. Parties largely fail to consolidate democracy as erosion of ideology, exclusion of people’s interest and internal factionalism dominate party politics in Nepal. The scenario of equal and open participation of all people in political parties is not encouraging e.g. women’s inclusion at central level of the political parties is 28.7% in overall and 12.4% in executive committees. Compliance to legal provisions and regulations on political financing is very weak. The income and expenditure reports are not maintained in a proper and transparent way. Political parties do not submit their reports to the Election Commission (EC) making it difficult to assess their reliability. Although the EC has set up limit on electoral expenses by any candidate, it has not established any monitoring and auditing mechanism to track the expenditures during the election. Democratization of inner life of parties is the promising way to embrace a culture of inclusion, listening, deliberation and negotiation and a way out of the abyss of multi-layered conflicts in Nepal

FOHRID has been proceeding with intervention strategy to carry out research, advocacy on federal democratic judiciary system; launch programs for reform and restructuring mainstream political parties which are the lifeline of inclusive democracy and strengthening of democratic norms; carry out civic education on genuine democratic system; voters' education and election observation; anti-corruption campaign; and advocacy for good governance.


Press Release

Impunity aggravated by promotion of those alleged of serious human rights violation, failure to prosecute and case withdrawal in Nepal 11 October 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal government has failed to bring into justice system and prosecute those who are alleged of inv... Read more
International Justice Day-2012, FOHRID Urges Government of Nepal to ratify the Rome Statute of ICC 16 July, 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal Every year on 17 July the world celebrates International Justice Day (IJD) to commemorate the adoption ... Read more
Nepal: Criminalize torture and end impunity June 25, 2012, Kathmandu,Nepal We are observing June 26, 2012, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The expressio... Read more
Appeal for immediate accession/ratification of the OP-ICESCR by Nepal Government 07 May 2012 (2069 Baishakh 22), Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal Government should immediately accede/ratify to the Optional Protocol to the Inte... Read more
Nepal must strengthen prosecution against impunity 12 January 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal. UK authorities arrested Nepal Army Colonel Kumar Lama on 3rd January 2013 from Sussex for his alle... Read more
Appeal to Nepal government to become accountable to respect and protect people's right to life 28 January 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal   Similar to the previous years, people in terai faced severe cold wave this winter also, ... Read more


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