10 Spots on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in (Khas) Nepali

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Respect for minorities still doubtful under Nepal’s new Constituent Assembly

Report on Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh in 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bangladesh often affirms its commitment to promote and protect human rights through its unequivocal pledge to uphold the principles and purposes of the UN Charter, international peace and security, respect for international law and rejection of colonialism and racism. However, different state agencies of Bangladesh have been directly engaged in interfering with the enjoyment of the human rights of indigenous peoples enshrined in the international laws for long, let alone the state authorities preventing violations of these rights by state agencies and other non-state actors. During the second cycle of review under the UPR mechanism on Bangladesh held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 29 April 2013, for example, the government of Bangladesh provided incomplete and inaccurate information on implementation of the CHT Accord and constitutional recognition of indigenous peoples to the UPR session, which has proved non-compliance attitude of government’s commitment to the international human rights mechanisms. More

Nepal’s Nomadic Rautes Changing Their Way Of Life: For Good Or Bad?

Feb.11, 2014

Nepalgunj

Rautes, who have been living in forests for centuries, are now changing their way of living. The standards of this nomadic tribe are also improving with changes in their food and dressing. They had been living in forests and eating forest edibles but are coming in contact with other communities these days. Raute Chief

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