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National Documentation Package: Nepal

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Publication Date 29 February 2012
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National Documentation Package

NEPAL

List of Documents

1 General Information and Maps 1.1 1.2 The Europa World Year Book 2011. 2011. "Nepal," pp. 3280-3305. London: Routledge. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.] 1.3 United Nations. 26 October 2009. Security Council. Report of the Secretary-General on the Request of Nepal for United Nations Assistance in Support of Its Peace Process. (S/2009/553) 1.4 Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 2009. 16th ed. "Languages of Nepal." Edited by M. Paul Lewis. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. 2 Human Rights 2.1 United States. 8 April 2011. Department of State. "Nepal." Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010. 2.2 Amnesty International. 2011. "Nepal." Amnesty International Report 2011: The State of the World's Human Rights. 2.3 United Nations. 13 October 2010. Human Rights Council. Compilation Prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Accordance with Paragraph 15 (b) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1: Nepal. (A/HRC/WG.6/10/NPL/2) 2.4 United Nations. July 2007. UN High Commissioner for Refugees. "UNHCR's Position on the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Nepal." 2.5 Human Rights Watch. 2012. "Nepal." World Report 2012: Events of 2011. 3 Identification Documents and Citizenship 3.1 Nepal. 2006. Nepal Citizenship Act 2063 (2006). 3.2 NPL102069.E. 22 February 2007. Process to obtain a passport. 3.3 NPL103944.E. 31 January 2012. Identity documents in Nepal, including citizenship certificates, birth certificates, driver's licences, and biometric identification cards, and the names of the agencies that issue them. 3.4 ZZZ103008.E. 18 December 2008. Whether Nepalese citizens are able to obtain Indian citizenship; if so, eligibility criteria; process for acquiring citizenship; whether long-term residence leads to legal residency or citizenship rights. [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.] 3.5 NPL103010.E. 26 January 2009. Prevalence of forged, fake or falsely acquired documents, including identity documents, professional certifications, membership cards and employment records. 3.6 ZZZ103009.E. 18 December 2008. Nepali citizens living in India; whether they are legally entitled to reside, work, attend school, and access health care services; whether there are any repercussions for "illegal" residence, or whether illegal status is tolerated or ignored by Indian authorities. 3.7 NPL103945.E. 1 February 2012. Machine-readable passports, including whether previously issued passports are still valid; requirements and procedures to obtain them, processing times, and sample copies. [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.] 4 Political Activities and Organizations 4.1 Political Handbook of the World 2011. 2011. "Nepal." Edited by Thomas C. Muller, William R. Overstreet, Judith F. Isacoff and Tom Lansford. Washington, DC: CQ Press. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.] 4.2 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. 2011. "Nepal." Steadfast in Protest: Annual Report 2011, pp. 352-357. 4.3 International Crisis Group. 7 April 2011. Nepal's Fitful Peace Process. Asia Briefing No.120. 4.4 International Crisis Group. 13 January 2011. Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism. Asia Report No.199. 4.5 Interdisciplinary Analysts, Nepal Madhes Foundation, Small Arms Survey and Saferworld. August 2011. Armed Violence in the Terai. 4.6 NPL103942.E. 11 January 2012. Overview of the political situation, including information on the treatment of political party members and supporters by opponents (2010-2011). 5 Gender, Domestic Violence and Children 5.1 United States. 2011. Department of State. "Nepal (Tier 2)." Trafficking in Persons Report 2011. 5.2 United Nations. 11 August 2011. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Nepal. (CEDAW/C/NPL/CO/4-5) 5.3 Nepal Democracy. N.d. Binda Pandey. "Women's Property Right Movement and Achievement of the 11th Amendment of Civil Code." 6 Sexual Orientation 6.1 NPL103943.E. 20 January 2012. Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services. 6.2 Association for Women's Rights in Development. 9 September 2011. Kathambi Kinoti. "Nepal Looks Set to Officially Recognize Third Gender." 7 Criminality and Corruption 7.1 Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. June 2011. Sarah Dix. Corruption and Anti-corruption in Nepal: Lessons Learned and Possible Future Initiatives, pp. 1-45, 60-76, 82-85. Norad Report 18/2011 Discussion. 7.2 The Himalayan Times. 2 December 2011. "Nepal Second Most Corrupt Country in South Asia: TI." 8 Military Service Issues - (No items in this section) 9 Judiciary, Legal and Penal Systems 9.1 Saferworld. May 2011. Daniel Coyle and Sarah Dalrymple. Snapshots of Informal Justice Provision in Kaski, Panchthar and Dhanusha Districts, Nepal. 9.2 United Nations. 10 November 2011. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal. "UN Concerned over Recent Govt. Decisions to Appoint, Pardon and Promote Alleged Perpetrators of Human Rights Violations." 9.3 Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum. December 2011. Nepal, Adding Insult to Injury: Continued Impunity for Wartime Abuses. 9.4 Asian Human Rights Commission. 18 May 2011. "Nepal: The AHRC Urges for Swift Adoption of Transitional Justice Bills." 10 Police and Security Forces 10.1 Antenna Foundation Nepal, Equal Access Nepal, Forum for Women Law and Development, Institute for Human Rights and Communication Nepal, International Alert and Saferworld. March 2010. Security and Justice in Nepal: District Assessment Findings. 11 Media Freedoms 11.1 Reporters Without Borders. 19 May 2010. "Threats Against Journalists Continue Although Maoist Demonstrations Are Over." 12 Religion 12.1 United States. 13 September 2011. Department of State. "Nepal." International Religious Freedom Report, July-December 2010. 13 Nationality, Ethnicity and Race 13.1 Minority Rights Group International. 6 July 2011. Joshua Castellino. "Nepal." State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011: Events of 2010, pp. 146-148. 13.2 Minority Rights Group International. N.d. "Nepal Overview." World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples. 14 Exit/Entry and Freedom of Movement 14.1 The Carter Center. 22 June 2010. Land Commitments in Nepal's Peace Process Only Partially Fulfilled. 15 Labour, Employment and Unions - (No items in this section) 16 Other - (No items in this section)

The following changes have been made to the previous package dated 13 April 2011:

Updated

  • 1.2) The Europa World Year Book 2010. 2010. "Nepal," pp. 3245-3269. London: Routledge. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.]
  • 2.2) Amnesty International. 2010. "Nepal." Amnesty International Report 2010, pp. 239-241.
  • 2.5) Human Rights Watch. January 2011. "Nepal." World Report 2011: Events of 2010.
  • 4.1) Political Handbook of the World 2010. 2010. "Nepal," pp. 1003-1012. Edited by Arthur S. Banks, Thomas C. Muller, William R. Overstreet and Judith F. Isacoff. Washington, DC: CQ Press. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB regional offices.]
  • 4.2) Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. 2010. "Nepal." Steadfast in Protest: Annual Report 2010, pp. 295-300.
  • 5.1) United States. 2010. Department of State. "Nepal." Trafficking in Persons Report 2010.
  • 12.1) United States. 17 November 2010. Department of State. "Nepal." International Religious Freedom Report 2010.

Removed

  • 1.4) British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 February 2011. "Timeline: Nepal."
  • 2.3) Amnesty International. 5 July 2010. Nepal: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review. Tenth Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, January 2011. (ASA 31/001/2010)
  • 2.4) United Nations. 2 September 2010. Security Council. Report of the Secretary-General on the Request of Nepal for United Nations Assistance in Support of Its Peace Process. (S/2010/453)
  • 2.5) United Nations. December 2007. Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Human Rights in Nepal: One Year after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
  • 3.3) NPL102070.E. 22 February 2007. Information on the various identity documents in Nepal and the names of the agencies that issue them.
  • 4.3) International Crisis Group. 29 September 2010. Nepal's Political Rites of Passage. Asia Report No. 194.
  • 4.4) United Nations. 15 September 2010. Security Council. "Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Nepal by Four Months, Amid Concern over Recent Tensions."
  • 4.5) International Crisis Group. 13 August 2009. Nepal's Future: In Whose Hands? Asia Report No. 173.
  • 4.6) International Crisis Group. 14 January 2010. Nepal: Peace and Justice. Asia Report No. 184.
  • 4.7) NPL102071.E. 23 February 2007. Reports of forced recruitment by Maoist forces; response by government authorities (January 2006-December 2006).
  • 4.8) NPL102072.E. 22 February 2007. Reports of extortion and kidnapping for ransom by Maoist forces; response by government authorities (January 2006-December 2006).
  • 4.9) International Crisis Group. 18 May 2007. Nepal's Maoists: Purists or Pragmatists? Asia Report No. 132.
    Executive Summary.
  • 4.10) NPL103007.E. 16 February 2009. Overview of the political situation (2007-2008).
  • 4.12) Agence France-Presse. 12 November 2009. Deepesh Shrestha. "Police Clash with Maoist Protesters in Nepal."
  • 4.13) United Nations. 15 April 2009. Integrated Regional Information Networks. "Nepal: Government Inaction Exacerbates Insecurity."
  • 4.14) Agence France-Presse. 4 February 2011. Claire Cozens. "Nepal's New Leader Begins Forming Govt."
  • 6.1) International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Lambda Legal. 21 December 2009. "IGLHRC and Lambda Legal Consulting with Nepali Government on LGBTI Rights Protections."
  • 6.2) The Times of India. 25 August 2010. "Hundreds Join Nepal's First Gay Pride Parade."
  • 10.1) NPL103006.E. 27 January 2009. The police and armed forces; whether they support the new 2008 government through force.
  • 11.1) Reporters Without Borders. 27 August 2009. "Increase in Physical Attacks on Journalists and News Media in August."
  • 14.1) Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Refugee Council. 19 June 2008. "Nepal: Sustainability of IDP Returns Undermined by Lack of Assistance."

Added

  • 1.4) Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 2009. 16th ed. "Languages of Nepal." Edited by M. Paul Lewis. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International.
  • 2.3) United Nations. 13 October 2010. Human Rights Council. Compilation Prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Accordance with Paragraph 15 (b) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1: Nepal. (A/HRC/WG.6/10/NPL/2)
  • 3.3) NPL103944.E. 31 January 2012. Identity documents in Nepal, including citizenship certificates, birth certificates, driver's licences, and biometric identification cards, and the names of the agencies that issue them.
  • 3.7) NPL103945.E. 1 February 2012. Machine-readable passports, including whether previously issued passports are still valid; requirements and procedures to obtain them, processing times, and sample copies. [Attachment(s)]
  • 4.3) International Crisis Group. 7 April 2011. Nepal's Fitful Peace Process. Asia Briefing No.120.
  • 4.4) International Crisis Group. 13 January 2011. Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism. Asia Report No.199.
  • 4.5) Interdisciplinary Analysts, Nepal Madhes Foundation, Small Arms Survey and Saferworld. August 2011. Armed Violence in the Terai.
  • 4.6) NPL103942.E. 11 January 2012. Overview of the political situation, including information on the treatment of political party members and supporters by opponents (2010-2011).
  • 5.2) United Nations. 11 August 2011. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Nepal. (CEDAW/C/NPL/CO/4-5)
  • 5.3) Nepal Democracy. N.d. Binda Pandey. "Women's Property Right Movement and Achievement of the 11th Amendment of Civil Code."
  • 6.1) NPL103943.E. 20 January 2012. Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services.
  • 6.2) Association for Women's Rights in Development. 9 September 2011. Kathambi Kinoti. "Nepal Looks Set to Officially Recognize Third Gender."
  • 7.1) Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. June 2011. Sarah Dix. Corruption and Anti-corruption in Nepal: Lessons Learned and Possible Future Initiatives, pp. 1-45, 60-76, 82-85. Norad Report 18/2011 Discussion.
  • 7.2) The Himalayan Times. 2 December 2011. "Nepal Second Most Corrupt Country in South Asia: TI."
  • 9.1) Saferworld. May 2011. Daniel Coyle and Sarah Dalrymple. Snapshots of Informal Justice Provision in Kaski, Panchthar and Dhanusha Districts, Nepal.
  • 9.2) United Nations. 10 November 2011. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal. "UN Concerned over Recent Govt. Decisions to Appoint, Pardon and Promote Alleged Perpetrators of Human Rights Violations."
  • 9.3) Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum. December 2011. Nepal, Adding Insult to Injury: Continued Impunity for Wartime Abuses.
  • 9.4) Asian Human Rights Commission. 18 May 2011. "Nepal: The AHRC Urges for Swift Adoption of Transitional Justice Bills."
  • 10.1) Antenna Foundation Nepal, Equal Access Nepal, Forum for Women Law and Development, Institute for Human Rights and Communication Nepal, International Alert and Saferworld. March 2010. Security and Justice in Nepal: District Assessment Findings.
  • 13.1) Minority Rights Group International. 6 July 2011. Joshua Castellino. "Nepal." State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011: Events of 2010, pp. 146-148.
  • 13.2) Minority Rights Group International. N.d. "Nepal Overview." World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples.

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