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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Welcome to the website of Human Rights and Democratic Forum (FOHRID). As a pioneer human rights organization, FOHRID focuses on the issues of impunity and rule of law, human rights including ESCR, transitional justice, democratic governance and democratic reform including inter party democracy and political accountability, establish culture of peace through conflict resolution and promoting reconciliation for sustaining peace initiative, and capacity building of non-state actors (including FOHRID and its networks).

FOHRID conducts its activities with the initiatives of the rights-holders through a rights-based approach and has initiated coordination and loose network against impunity with more than 53 organizations and 229 individuals (Citizen's Task Force to Combat Impunity). FOHRID was established in 2058 Bhadra 20 (05 September 2001) in Kathmandu, Nepal. This organization is led by Mr. Nutan Thapaliya, senior human rights defender of Nepal, founder of Amnesty International Nepal section and Ex Member of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This organization has been raising the issues of rights, development and promotion and stability of democratic culture. FOHRID encourages women, dalit, ethnic minorities, disabled, sexual minority and other disadvantaged groups in its activities. FOHRID ensures at least 33% women in the project implementation team in its project.


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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