Joint submission on the human rights situation of indigenous Newar communities made to the UN for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

Community Empowerment and Social Justice Network (CEMSOJ), Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights) and Save Nepa Valley movement today made a joint submission for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal. The UPR is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States and is held under … More Joint submission on the human rights situation of indigenous Newar communities made to the UN for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel urges ILO and UN to protect rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

Campaign to Restore Archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel has drawn attention of the ILO and UN offices in Nepal to the encroachment of traditional lands, including a historical pond and its banks, of indigenous Newa community in Kathmandu’s tourist district of Thamel for construction of Chaya Center business complex. The Campaign has thus called the … More Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel urges ILO and UN to protect rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

Dialogue Seminar on Ensuring Communities’ Rights in Nepal’s REDD+ Process organized

13 January 2017, Bhaktapur CEmSoJ organized a two-day “Dialogue Seminar on Ensuring Communities’ Rights in Nepal’s REDD+ Process in Nepal” in Bhaktapur on 12-13 January 2017 so as to enhance the awareness of the concerned stakeholders and share knowledge among them on the concept of REDD+ and associated practices and impacts. More than 45 representatives … More Dialogue Seminar on Ensuring Communities’ Rights in Nepal’s REDD+ Process organized

Khokana Newars file complaint to NHRC over human rights violations in land acquisition for Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Highway

26 September 2016, Lalitpur Newars of Khokana area today filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission demanding redress for violations of their property, land and cultural rights in course of land acquisition process for Kathmandu-Tarai/Madhes Fast Track Highway. Land acquisition notice for the Fast Track Highway, a national pride project, was published in March. … More Khokana Newars file complaint to NHRC over human rights violations in land acquisition for Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Highway

काठमाडौँ तराई द्रुतमार्गको जग्गा अधिग्रहणमा खोकनामा मानव अधिकार उल्लंघन भएको भन्दै राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार आयोगमा उजुरी

ललितपुर, ६ आश्विन २०७३ काठमाडौँ तराई (मधेस) द्रुतमार्ग परियोजनाको जग्गा अधिग्रहण प्रक्रियामा खोकनावासीका सम्पत्ति, जमिन तथा संस्कृतिलगायतका अधिकार हनन भएको भन्दै स्थानीय प्रतिनिधिहरुले राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार आयोगमा उजुरी गरेका छन् । राष्ट्रिय गौरवको परियोजना भनिएको दु्रतमार्गको लागि खोकना क्षेत्रमा जग्गा अधिग्रहणको सूचना गत चैतमा प्रकाशित गरिएको थियो । लगत्तै राजनीतिक दलका स्थानीय नेतासहित स्थानीय प्रतिनिधिहरुले प्रभावित … More काठमाडौँ तराई द्रुतमार्गको जग्गा अधिग्रहणमा खोकनामा मानव अधिकार उल्लंघन भएको भन्दै राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार आयोगमा उजुरी

Support for rebuilding earthquake affected school in Lalitpur

CEmSoJ, with financial support from We Are Nepal, assisted for fencing the playground of Shree Chandeswori School, located atop a hill at Pyutar-Simle in Lalitpur, Nepal. CEmSoJ expresses gratitude to We Are Nepal team for the support. If you wish to support the post-earthquake recovery initiative of CEmSoJ for further rebuilding of Shree Chandeswori School, … More Support for rebuilding earthquake affected school in Lalitpur

Stationeries for earthquake affected Shree Chandeswori School

CEmSoJ, in collaboration with Leo Nepal District 325, distributed stationeries (exercise books, pens, calculators, etc.) for students and management of Shree Chandeswori School in Pyutar-Simle in southern Lalitpur, Nepal. The School badly affected earthquake seeks more support for rebuilding and recovery. See https://cemsoj.wordpress.com/…/shree-chandeswori-secondary…/ to see how you can support or write to us at cemsoj@gmail.com

Nepali government must urgently address constitutional grievances before winter brings catastrophe, says MRG

PRESS RELEASES | 21 DEC 2015  The government of Nepal must urgently address concerns about the new constitution, which fails to adequately protect the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, or face a devastating humanitarian crisis as winter looms, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) said today. Nepal is currently stuck in a political deadlock following … More Nepali government must urgently address constitutional grievances before winter brings catastrophe, says MRG

नेपालमा रेड प्रक्रिया विरुद्धको रिटमा सर्वोच्चद्वारा कारण देखाऊ आदेश

बुधबार, ६ असोज २०७२ जलवायु परिवर्तनका असर न्यूनीकरणको लागि नेपाल सरकारले कार्यान्वयन गर्दै गरेको रेडप्लस प्रक्रियाले देशको सार्वभौमसत्ता र आदिवासी जनजाति तथा वन आश्रित समुदायको अधिकारमा नकारात्मक असर पार्ने भएकोले रेडप्लस प्रक्रिया बदर गर्न माग गर्दै सर्वोच्च अदालतमा दर्ता गरिएको रिटको आज भएको पहिलो पेशीबाट सर्वोच्च अदालतले सरकारको नाममा कारण देखाऊ आदेश गरेको छ । … More नेपालमा रेड प्रक्रिया विरुद्धको रिटमा सर्वोच्चद्वारा कारण देखाऊ आदेश

Nepal’s Supreme Court issues show cause notice on the writ against REDD+ process

Community Empowerment and Social Justice (CEmSoJ) Foundation Public Statement 23 September 2015 In its first hearing today on a writ petition demanding annulment of REDD+ process being implemented in Nepal for mitigation of climate change, the Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to the concerned Government agencies. The petition claims that the process … More Nepal’s Supreme Court issues show cause notice on the writ against REDD+ process