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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.

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FOHRID has been working from its inception to attain Overall Objectives such as protection, promotion and respect of human rights according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and other relevant international instruments under Human rights theme (general). Major issues and areas identified by FOHRID under this theme include to initiate campaign for immediate signature and ratification of UN Conventions and Optional Protocols by Nepal; HR Education for students and grassroots level people; training on different themes to human rights defenders; campaign for application and implementation of IHL Geneva Convention (Common Article-3); research on application / implementation status of Six Core Conventions, with special focus on ICCPR and ICESCR; preparation and submission of Shadow Report/Alternative Report to UN Treaty Bodies; training on HR reporting and publication of HR Reporting Manual for Reporting on Six Core Conventions; publication and dissemination of information relating to Shadow Report, General Comments, Concluding Observations and State Report on Six Core Conventions as well as monitoring their implementation status at domestic level; information dissemination and implementation of the commitments of Nepal government in the UN and other international forums; advocacy and initiative for empowerment and protection of vulnerable groups with right based approach in development and knowledge based approach in their upliftment; and addressing equal property ownership of women in Nepal.


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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