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Civil Society’s Alternate Report On CEDAW Convention 2016

Year of Publication : 2016

Nepal ratified the CEDAW Convention on April 22, 1991. The Convention obliges States parties to submit to the Secretary-General a report on the legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures that they have adopted to implement the Convention within a year after its entry into force and then at least every four years thereafter or whenever the Committee on the CEDAW so requests. These reports, which may indicate factors and difficulties in implementation, are forwarded to the CEDAW for its consideration. However, the initial report of Nepal was submitted only on November 16, 1998. The second and third periodic reports were then submitted on November 26, 2002. The fourth and fifth combined periodic reports were submitted after a significant gap on July, 2009. The Shadow Report on the fourth and fifth periodic report was submitted in 2011. Consequently, the CEDAW Committee considered the issues at its 989th and 990th meetings, and on July 20, 2011, issued the Concluding Observations to the Government of Nepal.

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