NHRC urges stronger protection for migrant workers
Graphic: NHRC Chairperson Justice Anup Raj Sharma
The Commission launched a report on the impact of the crisis on Nepali workers and recommended nine measures for the protection of their rights.
The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government to protect the rights of Nepali migrant workers as they grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commission launched a report of its study on the impact of the crisis on Nepali workers abroad and recommended nine measures for the protection of their rights.
In the report, the Commission made recommendations to promote and protect migrant workers' right to life and to health, right to labour, right to repatriation, and access to justice and access to compensation.
The report also made recommendations on the rights of women and workers at risk, as well as the right to information, and the right to resettlement and reintegration.
The Commission also urged the government to collect disaggregated data about the situation of Nepali migrant workers during the crisis, as well as to improve coordination and collaboration with various agencies responsible for their welfare.
Date: 13 August 2020
- NHRC Chairperson Justice Anup Raj Sharma - National Human Rights Commission of Nepal