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Nepal – Submission to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 131st Session March 2021

This submission, ahead of the 131st session of the Human Rights Committee, details our concern about sexual violence laws and procedures in Nepal that deny justice to survivors, as well as discriminatory nationality laws which constitute a violation of the obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

We are recommending questions to be asked to Nepal by the Committee and offering suggestions on the legal and procedural changes required to make sure that perpetrators of sexual violence are brought to justice, that survivors access justice, and that gender discriminatory provisions in Nepal’s laws are abolished.

Submitted by: Equality Now and Women for Human Rights