As Nepal Joins UNHRC, activists see hope

November 22, 2017

Kathmandu: Activists believe the country can now be held to greater scrutiny and will thus be forced to act to uphold rights domestically.

On October 16, Nepal was elected by the UN General Assembly to a three-year term as a member of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (UNHRC), beginning January 1, 2018. This is the the first time Nepal will serve on the UNHRC, and its entrance comes amid calls by national and international activists for greater attention and action on human rights domestically

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Source: The Wire