Cases Overview


To date, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has issued 26 decisions (also called “Views”) relating to cases of gross human rights violations. In each of them, it found that Nepal is responsible for extremely serious violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


The applications concern cases of:

Torture and other forms of inhumane or degrading treatment
Extra-judicial killings
Extra-judicial killings
Unfair trial
Unfair trial
Enforced disappearance
Enforced disappearance
Sexual violence
Sexual violence
Forced child labor
Forced child labor

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In all the cases, the Human Rights Committee found Nepal responsible for multiple violations of its international obligations.

These violations affected 84 persons, of which:

48 were men and 37 were women
48 were men and 37 were women
20 were children and 65 were adults when the crimes occurred
20 were children and 65 were adults when the crimes occurred
26 self-identified as indigenous and 59 as non-indigenous
26 self-identified as indigenous and 59 as non-indigenous

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As of today:

3 victims received compensation and 82 did not
3 victims received compensation and 82 did not
9 decisions were translated into Nepali and 17 were not
9 decisions were translated into Nepali and 17 were not
Nepal submitted information to the HRC in 7 cases, and failed to do so in 19 cases
Nepal submitted information to the HRC in 7 cases, and failed to do so in 19 cases

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