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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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AF Organized Consultation Meeting on Juvenile Justice in Nepal

AF Organized Consultation Meeting on Juvenile Justice in Nepal

1st October 2021, Kathmandu: AF organized a consultation meeting on “Child Rights and Juvenile Justice System in Nepal” in Alfa House, New Baneshwor Kathmandu on 1 October 2021. The event was chaired by AF’s Board Member Advocate Sitasharan Mandal and the Honorable Judge Raju Kumar Khatiwoda was the Chief Guest. In the meeting AF’s Legal Officer Kumar Prasad Thapaliya presented AF's data and findings collected from detention centers and Child Correction Homes. Advocate Rabindra Bhattarai and the district judge Raju Kumar Khatiwoda presented separate workpapers which were analyzed and commented by Advocate Ajaya Shankar Jha. AF’s lawyer Advocate Pushpa Raj Paudel facilitated the program. In the meeting altogether 30 participants (7 Female and 23 Male) including Police, Government Attorneys, defense lawyers, Central Child Welfare Board, representative of Child Correction Home and other persons from the concerned organization were participated in the event. 

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7 Years’ Death Anniversary of Nanda Prasad Adhikari commemorated in Kathmandu.

7 Years’ Death Anniversary of Nanda Prasad Adhikari commemorated in Kathmandu.

22 September 2021, Kathmandu: Commemorating the 7 years of Nanda Prasad Adhikari’s death, a commemoration event was organized on 22 September 2021, in front of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. The program was attended by human rights defenders, lawyers, conflict victims, members of civil societies and media personnel.

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AF and Civil Society Organizations Submitted a Memorandum to Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, recommended the Government to counter the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

AF and Civil Society Organizations Submitted a Memorandum to Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, recommended the Government to counter the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

21 September 2021, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal in collaboration with Amnesty International Nepal, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Justice and Rights Institute Nepal (JuRI- Nepal) and International Network for Nepali Journalists (INNJA) handed over a submission to Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs enlisting a set of recommendations on dealing with COVID-19 pandemic. The submission provided the recommendations on the overall COVID-19 pandemic and particularly on i) quarantine and isolation facilities ii) access to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic iii) health worker-related issues iv) issues related to gender justice v) issues on violation of the right to freedom of expression vi) private health services and lastly on vii) vaccines.

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AF Coordinated Medical Check-up for Children at Child Correction Home, Banke

With Advocacy Forum (AF) –Nepal’s coordination, Nepalgunj- High Court Bar Association, Nepalgunj and Banke District Court Bar Association organized a free Eye and Ear Check-up on 1 September 2021 for the children of Child Correction Home, Banke. Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, Banke, Fateh Bal Eye Hospital, Fultekra and Brinos Ear Care Center, Banke provided free check-up service in the camp.

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AF published a Handbook on Enforced Disappearances in Nepal

AF published a Handbook on Enforced Disappearances in Nepal

30 August 2021, Kathmandu: In Nepal, the crime of enforced disappearances has been criminalized by the National Penal Code, 2017, and taking into account the continuous nature of the crime of enforced disappearances, the State is obligated to establish the whereabouts of the victim even if it means applying the law retrospectively, yet no cases thus far have been investigated under the Code.

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AF Organizes Legal Education Program in Child Correction Home

AF Organizes Legal Education Program in Child Correction Home

5 August, 2021: Understanding the importance of legal education in bringing reforms in children, on 3 August 2021, Advocacy Forum-Nepal organized a legal education program at Child Correction Home of Aasmanpur, Banke. The program was organized for 144 children of the Correction Home, in 3 shifts, taking the present context of COVID-19 into consideration. AF lawyer Basanta Gautam mentored the children on various legal issues such as national and international legal provisions related to child rights, crime and criminal liability, juvenile delinquencies, juvenile justice and procedures and so on. The program followed the interactive and discussion model, with information presented through power point presentations. 

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Interaction Program on the Relevance of Ratification of the Rome Statute and Victims’ Access to Justice held in Banke, Nepalgunj

Interaction Program on the Relevance of Ratification of the Rome Statute and Victims’ Access to Justice held in Banke, Nepalgunj

17 July 2021, Banke: Advocacy Forum-Nepal in collaboration with Transitional Justice Network-Banke, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and others convened an interaction program on the occasion of the International Criminal Justice Day. The day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the historic adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998. Judge from the Tulsipur High Court (Nepalgunj Bench), Chief of Police Administration (Banke), Public Prosecutors, Defence Lawyers, Conflict Victims, Representatives from various human rights organizations, and media persons participated in the program. Altogether 57 attended the program. 

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Advocacy Forum-Nepal together with other Human Rights Organizations submitted Memorandum to Nepal Government to Ratify the Rome Statute

17 July 2021, Dhanusha: On the occasion of the International Criminal Justice Day, Advocacy Forum-Nepal and other human rights organizations jointly submitted a Memorandum to the Honorable Prime Minister through District Administration Office, Dhanusha urging Nepal Government to ratify the International Criminal Court’s founding treaty i.e. the Rome Statute. 

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Advocacy Forum- Nepal Holds a Meeting with District Police Office, Banke

4 July Nepalgunj, Banke: On 4 July 2021, Advocacy Forum-Nepal, represented by AF Lawyer Basanta Gautam conducted a sectorial meeting with newly appointed Superintendent of Police, the chief of District Police Office, Banke, Shyam Krishna Adhikari, accompanied by Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhusudan Neupane. The meeting focused on effective implementation of criminal justice system, juvenile justice, prison management, and protection of basic human rights of detainees and human rights and rule of law in the district. 

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High Court Tulsipur, Banke Bench Issued an Order of Mandamus: Take Early Preparations to Mitigate COVID Risks

29 June, 2021: Responding to the writ petition filed by Advocacy Forum-Nepal together with other human rights organizations and advocates, the Joint-Bench of Justices Tek Prasad Dhungana and Gokarna Dangi of Tulsipur High Court-Nepalgunj Bench on 28 June 2021 issued an order of Mandamus against the defendants Bheri Hospital, District Administration Office, Banke, District Crisis Management Committee etc. Considering the gravity and urgency of the subject matter of the writ, the Court had ordered for priority hearing which took place on 28 June 2021 through a virtual platform.

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