Accountability Watch Committee

AWC is a network of individuals and organizations’ working in human rights, law, accountability, and transitional justice and the DFHRI has undertaken the role of secretariat for Accountability Watch Committee (AWC). The aim of the AWC is to consolidate the efforts of various civil society actors to create a common strategic framework to effectively lobby for accountability and the promotion and protection of human rights. Founded in 2007, the network works specifically on the issues pertaining to impunity, accountability and rule of law in the national political agenda. In addition to providing a secretariat, DFHRI has also collaborated in organizing several multi-stakeholder dialogues with AWC to discuss, disseminate, and promote the ideas of justice and human rights.

Conflict Victims common Platform

Conflict Victim’s common platform is a loose network of victims groups, alliances, families and others to make a victim centered TJ process in Nepal. It is an umbrella organization of victims of the decade-long armed conflict.

Conflict Victims Common Platform has issued a 23- operative point Victims Charter of conflict which presents a mutual and independent position of victims in the charter, stressing the participation of conflict victims themselves in the process of transitional justice and related mechanisms.

CVCP_2076-10-05.pdf    CVCP_2076-09-25.pdf    CVCP_2076-09-24.pdf    CVCP_2076-07-30.pdf    CVCP_2076-06-05.pdf    CVCP_2076-04-02.pdf    CVCP_2076-01-17.pdf    CVCP_2075-12-21.pdf    CVCP_2075-12.pdf    CVCP_2075-11-16.pdf    CVCP_2075-10-16.pdf    CVCP_2075-10-08.pdf    CVCP_2075-09-09.pdf


Institute of Human rights & democracy

Institute of Human Rights and Democracy (IHRD) is only the institution in Nepal established with the aim of educating people on human rights, democracy, justice and peace in an integrated manner through teaching, training, research, discussion and publication. Its main focus is to contribute to the advancement of value-based human rights movement and to establish justice as well as human rights culture in the country. It identifies crucial issues and thematic areas for discussion/debate, carries out necessary research, provides inputs to policy making and imparts basic and advance level human rights education to the people interested.

Former Commissioners' Society

Former Commissioners’ Society of National Human Rights Commission (FOCOS – NHRC) is a forum of former commissioners of the NHRC, Nepal who are actively engaged in defending human rights in one way or other even after the completion of their official terms of service. The FOCOS – NHRC has been established in 2014 to consolidate energy, expertise and experiences of the former commissioners and support the NHRC to strengthen its credibility and effectiveness. It functions as an independent constituent of broader Nepalese civil society. It is probably the first forum of its kind in the region if not in the world.

The FOCOS – NHRC plays the following roles:

  • Supporting the NHRC and other NHRIs by sharing experiences and expertise
  • Conducting policy advocacy in order to enhance autonomy, credibility and effectiveness of the NHRC and make it first among the NHRIs in the country
  • Observing human rights situation in the country and encouraging the NHRIsto take appropriate measures for getting all human rights of all people ensured

The FOCOS is supported by its secretariat, Democratic Freedom and Human Rights Institute (DFHRI). Considering the current situation, it aims to work in the following areas:

  1. Strengthening effectiveness of the National Human Rights Institute
  2. Supporting on-going transitional justice process