Promoting Human Rights of Detainees and Prisoners in Nepal

Promoting Human Rights of Detainees and Prisoners in Nepal

Objectives:

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  • "To prevent torture and ill-treatment of detainees and prisoners, and their possible long-term impairments due to imprisonment"
Key Activities:
  • Support independent monitoring visits of appellate judges (under provisions of the law) to make them meaningful mechanisms for improving conditions of detention.
  • Orientation to detainees and prisoners on their rights and duties.
  • Support prisoners through personalized support (Legal and Paralegal support).
  • Improve management of infirmaries.
  • Support activities led by prisoners to improve infrastructures, especially hygiene facilities.
  • Propose a set of activities for prisoners including hygiene promotion, emergency health, educational and socio-cultural activities and support groups, livelihoods activities.
  • Development of space for expression of interest.
  • Design and implement an advocacy campaign for the improvement of living conditions and treatment in prison.
  • Action coordination meetings.
  • District Project Advisory Committee Meetings.
Expected Results:
Expected Result 1:
Strengthened knowledge and capacity of prison authorities and law enforcement bodies to implement minimum standards of detention and imprisonment.
Expected Result 2:
Increased access of detainees and prisoners to knowledge about their rights and to essential services to ensure decent living conditions.
Expected Result 3:
Appropriate policy decisions made by government to prevent torture and ill-treatment and address its consequences.

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Project information

  • Project duration 17 months (April 01, 2017-August 31, 2018)
  • Project Location Districr Prison Office, Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok
  • Funding partner's Financial Support, European Commission (EC) and Technical Support, Handicap International (HI), Nepal
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