Exploitation in the hills
Beyond the commercial price of every packet of tea manufactured in Nepal is the hidden price of human lives degraded by labour exploitation. Workers are forced to work in poor and inhumane environments with wages, services and facilities far below the minimum set by the laws of Nepal.
Locked up abroad
A mechanism needs to be created to protect the legal aid rights of migrant workers
Labour protections must include undocumented migrants
Old statute, new problems
New legislation should be passed to address the plight of migrant workers at home
Have no fear
Laws to protect victims and witnesses are essential to ensure a fair judicial process
Bring back for better
Sentence transfer is a reformative justice tool that protects the rights of migrants
Repair or despair
The next great need is strong reform of the public sector, if the country is to move forward on the road to prosperity
Don’t let bygones be bygones
The victims of the conflict that afflicted Nepal from 1996 to 2006 are no longer buying into the idea that the current transitional justice apparatus will uphold post-conflict justice.
Ensuring pro-migrant worker regime in Nepal is perilous unless culpable agents are tried within the ambit of law
What’s gone wrong?
Nepal is a small country which hosts problems as big as a continent itself. For instance, the fate of post-disaster reconstruction, post-conflict peace building, human rights abuses, economic disparity,
Local officials have been elected, now their authority must be spelt out through laws
Cost of migration
In July 2015, the government decided to adopt a free-visa-free-ticket arrangement for seven labour destination countries, shifting the financial cost associated with recruitment to the employer.
Power of stories
The technique of communication is a subtle art that everyone can use yet few have mastered. There are different ways to communicate efficiently and deliver intended messages to the audience. This technique is an essential component for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
Prestige at stake
Laws need to be made to ensure that competent people are appointed as ambassadors