In Nepal, an organisation known as the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) submitted a draft decree on human rights defenders for the Nepali authorities’ consideration in the second half of 2009.  The draft included an explicit reference to the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and included a definition of human rights defenders and their rights and responsibilities.

Several civil society organisations advocated for the inclusion of the protection of human rights defenders in the new constitution of 2015. Unfortunately, there was no political commitment and the initiative did not reach parliament.

Updated: 02/2020

Nepal Law Comission Whereas, it is expedient to make legal provisions with regard to the functions, duties, powers and procedures...
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The provisions of the order include action against anyone who intimidates or attacks the human rights defenders and relief and...