Rabina Shrestha


Justice sector in Nepal

This project aimed to strengthen the effectiveness, inclusivity and accountability of the formal justice sector in Nepal.

Access to justice is a fundamental human right and basic state service, enshrined in the country's interim constitution. In the transition from conflict to peace, democracy and rule of law, the state must deliver effective, accountable and equitable access to justice. A failure to do so will compound people's frustrations and enable unregulated non-state actors to fill the void.

Posted on 19 November 2013

Public security and the private sector

This project aimed to support more effective, inclusive and accountable public security in Nepal.

Current efforts to improve public security have largely focused on centrally-led reforms of formal structures. However, these do not reflect the diverse local priorities, including those of businesses and civil society.

Posted on 10 September 2013

Right to Voice: Promoting media freedom of expression in Nepal

This project provides journalists in Nepal with forums where they can discuss the causes of self-censorship with authorities and together generate ideas for improving freedom of expression.

Through systematically documenting attacks and threats made towards journalists, it enables human rights defenders to hold perpetrators to account for their actions.

Posted on 02 May 2017

SAFE media Nepal

This project aimed to ensure a secure, responsible and independent media for the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and peace in Nepal.

The media has the potential to play a positive role in consolidating peace, democracy and freedom of expression in Nepal. However, this is undermined by the relative lack of professionalism and oversight in the industry, as well as the personal insecurity risks faced by its journalists. If not properly managed, it can therefore exacerbate conflict and misunderstanding.

Posted on 19 September 2013