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

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In February 2021, the Nepalese Ministry of Home affairs adopted the ‘Order on Security and Protection of Human Rights Activists”....