Human Rights

Without the courageous actions of human rights defenders  the global implementation of human rights would be unthinkable. The support of the work of human rights defenders is one main focus of the support programmes of the German Federal Foreign Office in the field of human rights.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

5th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF)

From 16th to 19th March the 5th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival will take place at “Nepal Tourism Board”, Bhrikutimandap (Exhibition Road), Kathmandu 11018.  Over 100 films, coming fro...

Empowering journalists as human rights defenders

The Human Rights Journalists' Association (HURJA), Nepal is a common platform of professional journalists in mainstream media in Nepal who are advocating the protection of human rights, the reinforcement of freedom of the press and the support of human rights defenders. The German Embassy supports the HURJA project "Empowering Journalists on reporting news through Human Rights Perspective", directed towards the education and training of  journalists in the most vulnerable regions of Nepal.

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Human rights day 2016 - 1

International Human Rights Day: Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today!

On December 8th 2016, the German Embassy hosted together with the Swiss Embassy and the United Nations in Nepal a public event on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, calling to “Stand Up f...

EU Working Group

EU Working Group

On Tuesday, 5th of April 2016, the local EU Working Group on Human Rights Defenders, which is currently chaired by the German Embassy, invited NGOs for a meeting to the residence of the Ambassador. Th...

Andrea Arslan-Maharjan, German Embassy, together with Mr. Bhagiram Chaudhari (Chairman of Conflict Victim Committee, Bardiya) and Mr. Kashiram Dhungana (International Commission of Jurists – ICJ-Nepal)

Human Rights Defenders

Andrea Arslan-Maharjan, German Embassy, together with Mr. Bhagiram Chaudhari (Chairman of Conflict Victim Committee, Bardiya) and Mr. Kashiram Dhungana (International Commission of Jurists – ICJ-Nepal...

Human Rights

City Hall Kathmandu

Joint Statement of the United Nations in Nepal, the Embassies of Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Switzerland and the Delegation of the European Union

As members of the international community with long-standing commitments to the Government and people of Nepal, we have been following recent developments in relation to human rights and transitional ...