Stories Tagged 'National human rights commission'
The National Human Rights Commission has taken serious exception to an amendment Bill to revise the Press Council Act, saying the proposed law is against democratic norms and the freedom of expression that is ensured by the Constitution of Nepal.
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The NHRC is an important constitutional body and it should be allowed to function independently.
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 The National Human Rights Commission could withdraw its representative from a recommendation committee formed to select new officials for the two transitional justice bodies as a last resort to put pressure on the government to revise the amendment bill to the National Human Rights Commission Act 2012 and to initiate the process to amend the existing transitional justice Act.
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Fostering impunity

May 01 2019

The proposed amendment to the National Human Rights Commission Act 2012 does a disservice to justice delivery
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A meeting of the parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights on Tuesday saw a heated exchange of words between opposition lawmakers and Minister for Law and Justice Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal over the bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act-2012.
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Some two weeks after the government decided to endorse an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission, an act that undermines the institution’s authority, a squad of the Nepal Police tried to forcibly enter its regional office in Nepalgunj.
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