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Nepali Indigenous groups laud Supreme Court verdict on Constitutional Assembly nominations

Kamal Pariyar

KATHMANDU, May 13: Indigenous communities have lauded the Supreme Court´s (SC) recent order on filling the 26 vacant CA seats with representatives of indigenous communities that have not been represented in the CA. They have expressed hope that the implementation of the decision would make the new Constituent Assembly (CA) to be more inclusive. Of the total CA seats, 575 have already been filled, with only 23 of the total 59 scheduled indigenous communities represented at present.

Nepal's indigenous peoples demand to participate in the revision of the constitution

In January 2010, the Indigenous Peoples Mega Front, the Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) submitted a request to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, following Nepal's failure to comply with UN recommendations regarding the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the revision of Nepal's Constitution. Link to the Request to UN Special Rapporteur

Los pueblos indígenas de Nepal exigen participar en la revisión de la constitución

A raíz de que Nepal desoyera las recomendaciones de la ONU en relación con la exclusión de los pueblos indígenas de la revisión de la Constitución de Nepal, en enero de 2010 el Indigenous Peoples Mega Front, la Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples y el Forest Peoples Programme presentaron una petición al Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre la situación de los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales de los indígenas. Enlace a la Petición al Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas (disponible solamente en inglés)

Les peuples autochtones du Népal demandent à participer à la révision de la constitution

En janvier 2010, le Indigenous Peoples Mega Front, la Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) et le Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) ont adressé une demande au Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur la situation des droits de l'homme et des libertés fondamentales des peuples autochtones, suite au non respect par le Népal des recommandations des Nations Unies concernant l'exclusion des peuples autochtones du processus de révision de la Constitution du Népal. Lien à la Demande au Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies (uniquement disponible en anglais)

Request to UN Special Rapporteur for follow-up on Nepal's failure to comply with UN recommendations regarding the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the revision of Nepal's Constitution

(See CERD's September 2009 communication to Nepal, in related reports)Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples (SRIP)By the Indigenous Peoples Mega Front, the Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP), and the Forest Peoples Programme