23rd Apr 2017

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Kidney Trafficking in Nepal: Study of Selected VDCs in Kavrepalanchowk District

This empirical research study on “Kidney Trafficking in Nepal: Study of Selected VDCs in Kavrepalanchowk District" is conducted to understand the status of organ trafficking and better identify linkages and critical gaps in the legal, policy and structural framework. The study provides insights about the socioeconomic, cultural, and political context that impels and perpetuates organ trafficking and also aims to bring closer attention of the government and non-government stakeholders to address this issue. The study found that the majority of victims of kidney trafficking are from the poorest and most marginalized communities where illiteracy and ignorance make them vulnerable to fraud and deception by brokers, and allow brokers to avoid legal consequences. The research shows that existing legal mechanisms are largely ineffective against kidney trafficking. The research reveals that most victims are never paid as promised, and that not a single victim has improved economic situation by selling his/her kidney. The study recommends an immediate need for awareness raising on the problem and threats of organ trafficking and the health consequences after kidney sale emphasizing the need for improved livelihood options of the vulnerable populations. The research has established kidney trafficking as a serious, emerging social problem within the anti-human trafficking framework in Nepal.

 

 

Situation of Access to Justice of Victims of Torture in Nepal: An analysis


Torture is one of the worst forms of human rights violations. The international community has condemned it and formulated various international and regional instruments to encourage states parties to prevent torture in their respective territories, take punitive actions against the perpetrators and rehabilitate the victims of torture. This study report presents the finding of the study conducted to analyze the situation of torture in Nepal and explore the degree of access to justice of the victims of torture and factors affecting the degree of access to justice of the torture victims and recommendations for the prevention of torture and promotion of victims' access to justice.


 

 

 

 

Witchcraft Accusations and Persecution in Nepal: 2014 Country Report

The belief in witchcraft is endemic within all societies and often leads to some of the most horrific forms of human rights violations taking place today. Despite this, these abuses have received relatively little in-depth analysis by the international human rights community. This report focuses on the widespread violations that take place in Nepal due to the belief in Boksi (witches). This report will make an important contribution to the field of human rights and to be able to provide an insight to the Government of Nepal and civil society organizations to develop the solutions that are needed, in order to put a stop to the torture and killing of women in the name of witchcraft.



 

 

 

 

 

Booklet on legal provision of TIP Act 2007 and Regulation 2008

Human trafficking is one of the serious criminal act and a grave human rights violation. Trafficking of humans especially women and children has become globally accepted problems. Humans are trafficked around the world for various purposes. In Nepal also trafficking of humans especially women and children has become a serious problem. To address this problem and to punish the criminal there were provisions stipulated in the General Code 2020. But the provisions stipulated in the General Code was not sufficient to control trafficking of humans. Therefore, a new act Trafficking in Human Beings (Control) Act 2043 B.S. was enacted. This act too lacked to address multiple issues as a result a new act "Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act (TIP) 2007 and later Regulation 2008 was also enacted. The major provisions stipulated in the TIP Act 2007 and Regulation 2008 is presented in this booklet.


 

 

Assessment of Impact of Legal Aid Services in Nepal

Legal aid has been established as one of the important aspects of justice system in Nepal. It is extremely important in establishing the rule of law and the basic right to be able to seek protection from the courts, as well as fostering the people’s trust in the legal system. Despite all the weaknesses and limitations, legal aid needs to be continued as a tool to provide justice to poor, excluded and needy people. This research report presents review of the Legal Aid Act of Nepal; map out legal aid services provided by the Government, Supreme Court, Nepal Bar Association and NGOs and their coordination; determine the extent to which the legal aid system is effective in meeting the needs of the Nepali people; map out the role of international development agencies providing support for implementing legal aid; positive and negative effects of the legal aid schemes; identify the existing gaps and needs and present recommendations for improvement in identifying appropriate interventions.


 

 

 

 

Manual on Court Referred Mediation

In Nepal Mediation is not being systematically practiced nor is there enough capacity enhancement training on mediation skills and knowledge. To increase people's easy access to justice, the concept of court referred mediation was introduced in Nepal few years back. To promote and systematize the court referred mediation, the Mediation Committees established under the Supreme Court of Nepal in coordination with non government organization working in similar areas is conducting 40 hours training on Mediation Skills and Knowledge. This manual contains materials that are useful for capacity enhancement on mediation skills and knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehabilitation and Reintegration Denied: A Critical Analysis of Juvenile System in Nepal

This study represents initial research on juvenile justice in Nepal. It explored the causes of juvenile delinquency, the level of rehabilitation and reintegration of the children, and reviews existing national and international instruments for the rights of the children and their implications when practiced in Nepal. The study reveals the extent to which legal practices and legislation fail to address constitutional and international standards. It makes recommendations to address the problems so as to ensure the proper rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile delinquents.



 

 

 

 

 

Conflict Barometer Workshop

The report covers the activities and finding of the one day conflict barometer workshop conducted with the participation of wide section of people representing various institutions from grassroots to policy making level. The workshop analyzed general situation of conflict in Nepal from community to National level. The workshop provided a forum for the participants to have comprehensive discussion about the types of conflict based on the country’s development regions and strategies to deal with the conflict and possible interventions towards sustainable peace building. The report presents the findings of the workshop and concludes with the recommendation that immediate action from the concerned stakeholders should be introduced to address different types of conflict.




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