August 11, 2020

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As Nepal Joins UN Human Rights Council, Activists Call Out Its Domestic Abuses but Also See Hope

Activists believe the country can now be held to greater scrutiny and will thus be forced to act to uphold rights domestically.

We (Peter Gill and I) jointly wrote this piece for The Wire.

On October 16, Nepal was elected by the UN General Assembly to a three-year term as a member of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), beginning January 1, 2018. This is the the first time Nepal will serve on the UNHRC, and its entrance comes amid calls by national and international activists for greater attention and action on human rights domestically. Read more on The Wire.