Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL105570.E - Nepal: Prevalence and availability of fraudulent documents such as police certificates and reports, medical reports or hospital records, employment records and certificates (2014- June 2016) - August 2016 (PDF)
    • NPL103945.E - Machine-readable passports, including whether previously issued passports are still valid; requirements and procedures to obtain them, processing times, and sample copies - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • NPL103010.E - Prevalence of forged, fake or falsely acquired documents, including identity documents, professional certifications, membership cards and employment records - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
    • NPL102069.E - Process to obtain a passport - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • NPL102070.E - Information on the various identity documents in Nepal and the names of the agencies that issue them - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • NPL102069.E - Process to obtain a passport - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • NPL102070.E - Information on various identity documents - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • ZZZ101050.E - Whether the spouse of a Nepali citizen can obtain residence status in Nepal - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • NPL43396.E - Application process for certain members of Gurkha Brigade to obtain UK citizenship - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • ZZZ101050.E - Whether a foreigner married to a Nepali citizen can obtain residence status in Nepal; the treatment of couples in inter-religious marriages (2004 - 2006) - Feb. 2006 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2017 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “Our Time to Sing and Play” Child Marriage in Nepal - September 2016 (PDF)

    • Futures Stolen: Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Nepal - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

    • Children in the Ranks: The Maoists Use of Children Soldiers in Nepal - Feb. 2007 (PDF)


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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Futures Stolen: Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Nepal - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • NP133127 - Mar. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise if elections were in 2046 (in the Nepalese calendar).
      2. Was there a "Maoist" party in these elections?
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/ Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Ethnic Groups - May 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities Report - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Madhesis

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Madhesi People - May 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House Report - 2014 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on rebel group Madhesi Tigers (Terai region, Nepal) - July 2010 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Dalits

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Discrimination Against Dalits In Nepal - Feb. 2004 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch - Silenced and Forgotten Survivors of Nepal's Conflict-Era Sexual Violence - Sept 2014 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Human Rights - May 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL105568.E - Nepal: Information on the Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON), including location of the office, listings of leaders and staff; whether HURON issues letters of support for people who are political targets or victims of attacks by Maoist groups; format, appearance and information contained in such letters; requirements and process to obtain a letter of support from HURON and other human rights organizations in Nepal; availability of fraudulent support letters from human rights organizations (2014-June 2016) - August 2016 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 20172016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “Like We Are Not Nepali” Protest and Police Crackdown in the Terai Region of Nepal - Oct. 2015 (PDF)

    • Still Waiting for Justice: No End to Impunity in Nepal - Oct. 2009 (PDF)


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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL103006.E - The police and armed forces; whether they support the new 2008 government through force - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “Like We Are Not Nepali” Protest and Police Crackdown in the Terai Region of Nepal - Oct. 2015 (PDF)

  • Amnesty International - Nepal: The Search for Justice - Jan 2013 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group - Peace and Justice - Jan. 2010 (PDF)

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Law

  • Interim Constitution of Nepal - 2007 (PDF)
  • Nepal Citizenship Act - 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Nepal's Constitution (II): The Expanding Political Matrix - Aug. 2012 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents- Recent Events and Political Developments - May 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • NPL39722 - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information as to whether the Young Communist League (YCL) seeks "donations" from businesses in Nepal and, if so, is there reporting of the YCL requesting "donations" by letter and/or engaging in extortion?
    • NP134233 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the Nepali Congress Party's (NCP) agenda, activities and membership.
      2. Please provide updated information on the activities of the Maoists since the April 2008 elections and the subsequent negotiations in June 2008, and on the relationship between the Maoists and the members of the NCP.
      3. Is there any evidence that family of NCP members are targeted by the Maoists for that reason alone?
      4. Are there any areas in Nepal outside the reach of the Maoists, and what is the possibility of relocation?
    • NP132984 - Mar. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that the Youth Communist League (YCL) or other Maoists are now killing or otherwise seriously harming people in Kathmandu?
      2. Is there any evidence to suggest that supporters of the royal family are at risk in Kathmandu?
      3. To what extent does the state provide protection against such harm?
      4. Is Dolkha a place in which the Maoists are currently active or have been active in the past?
    • NP132974 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Where is Nuwakot in Nepal?
      2. Please provide a brief outline of the structure and beliefs of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the Maoists, particularly how they differ.
      3. Are Maoists required to become a member of the UML?
      4. Please provide any information on whether the Maoists recruit members from lower castes.
      5. Please provide an update on the current situation in relation to army activity against the Maoists.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL105569.E - Nepal: Threat letters issued by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) CPN-M), Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN), and Young Communist League (YCL) groups, including prevalence; whether regional commanders issue threat letters ordering households to join Maoist militia groups or threats to pay fines or donations; whether people suspected of being informants are sent notifications to file for a pardon from such groups; appearance and content of threat letters; availability of fraudulent threat letters (2014-June 2016) - Aug 2016 (PDF)
    • NPL103942.E - Overview of the political situation, including information on the treatment of political party members and supporters by opponents (2010-2011) - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
    • NPL103007.E - Overview of the political situation (2007 - 2008) - Feb. 2009 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Refugees - May 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL105032.E - Nepal: Situation of Tibetans with a Refugee Identity Card (RIC) [Refugee Card (RC); Refugee Identification Certificate (RC)], including social, legal, and mobility rights; conditions and instances under which status given by the RIC is lost; requirements and procedures for replacing a lost or stolen RIC; impact of obtaining a travel document on the status granted by the RIC, including exit and return to the country. - Jan. 2015 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Under China's Shadow: Mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • Appeasing China: Restricting the Rights of Tibetans in Nepal - July 2008 (PDF)
    • Trapped by Inequality: Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal - Sept. 2003 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Centre
    • Information on the treatment of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal including treatment of unregistered Bhutanese who have not applied for asylum. - Nov. 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House Report - 2010 (PDF)
  • The Institute on Religion and Public Policy - Religious Freedom in Nepal (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Centre
    • Information on the Hindu caste system including relations between the different caste and whether a member of a lower caste would be free to marry someone from a higher caste - September 2012 (PDF)
    • Information on the treatment of Hindus in Nepal - Nov. 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL103943.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services - Jan. 2012 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - Unnecessary burden: Gender discrimination and uterine prolapse in Nepal - February 2014 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict / Peace Process

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Peace and Justice - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Nepal's Future: In Whose Hands? - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
    • Nepal's Faltering Peace Process - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • NPL105604.E - Nepal: Information on the Democratic Terai Liberation Front (Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha, JTMM), including origins, structure, and activities (2002-September 2016) - Sept. 2016 (PDF)
    • NPL102072.E - Reports of extortion and kidnapping for ransom by Maoist forces; response by government authorities (January 2006 - December 2006) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • NPL102071.E - Reports of forced recruitment by Maoist forces; response by government authorities (January 2006 - December 2006) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • NPL42648.E - Whether Maoist forces in Nepal have targeted non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or other human rights and community workers - June 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Report
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on a group called Janatantrik Mukti Morcha - Aug. 2012 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Human Rights Activists/Journalists - May 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - South Asia - 2016 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Turning People Into Profits: Abusive Recruitment, Trafficking and Forced Labour of Nepali Migrant Workers - June 2017 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2017 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Updated September 28, 2018

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