Human rights form the backbone of a just society, and their protection enables individuals and collectives to pursue their desired ends. Yet human rights are too frequently disregarded or revoked when politically expedient or viewed as obstacles to political, environmental, and economic objectives. A just rule of law protects and enforces fundamental rights--the right to life and security of person; freedom of thought, religion, and expression; freedom of assembly and association; fundamental labor rights; the right to privacy; equal protection of the law; and due process of law.
National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice Nepal (Human Rights Alliance), a Coalition of Nepali non- governmental human rights organisations dedicated to a cause of freedom, human rights, social justice, and peace in Nepal was established in 1996 in the initiation of some leading human rights NGOs in order for bring together like-minded human rights organisations to build nationwide human rights movement conducive for all to realize their basic rights. Since 1999, Human Rights Alliance was formally registered as an umbrella organisation for human rights and social justice.
NHRC is an independent and autonomous constitutional body. The primary responsibility of NHRC is to protect and promote human rights of Nepalese people through inquiries and investigations
Seeks to monitor the US government and businesses on the delivery of fundamental rights, and to hold them accountable in the failure to do so
Forum for Protection of Public Interest commonly known as Pro Public has signed a co-operation agreement with the Berlin Centre for Integrative Mediation, Germany to continue/implement the project on dialogue through playback theatre. The project entitled as EnActing Dialogue Community level reconciliation through theatre-facilitated dialogue provides common and safe space for story telling/sharing to an individual in a group of community people in the post-conflict phase of Nepal with the aim of strengthening dialogue in communities where high numbers of ex-combatants and conflict victims have settled and for promoting community level healing and reconciliation through playback theatre.
Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO) works to eliminate caste-based discrimination and untouchability by empowering people for a dignified life. NNDSWO works for the elimination of caste based discrimination and untouchability through awareness raising campaigning, civic education, networking, legal support, case monitoring ,fact finding and litigation.
DHR was established as the Human Rights Cell in the year 2002 that was later converted into the Directorate. Since its inception, the DHR has always dealt with the subject matter of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws (IHL). The Nepalese Army has issued and implemented various directives, instructions and policies on International Human Rights Laws and IHL.
NEFAD is a network of district based associations of families of the missing and disappeared in Nepal. The national network aims to provide support, advocacy and relief for the families of the disappeared. Victims groups are mostly representive of the families of the disappeared from the conflict who have the some of the greatest needs. These range from well organized groups like CVC (Conflict Victims Committee) in Bardiya and CSJ (Committee for Social Justice) in Lamjung, to those such as NEFAD (Network of Families of the Disappeared and Missing) in Sunsari where a small group of people is just beginning to try to bring victims together.
LANCAU NEPAL is a law based social engineering organization, dedicated to uproot the untouchability system from Nepal. Some of the activities it focuses on are formation of a global pressure group of lawyers to curb untouchability, and providing national and global level pro-bono legal support.