The SPCBN Gender & Inclusion Advisor has assisted in forming an “informal CA” Indigenous Caucus which includes 49 indigenous CA Members and 24 indigenous leaders. The CCD has also furnished technical support to the newly organized Caucus. For example, the CCD has assisted in the review of Thematic Committee Reports and facilitated studies which have made recommendations to address dissenting notes and suggestions on indigenous people’s issues to the Constituent Assembly. Over 17 national and 5 international experts have been contracted by the CCD to help the IP caucus on rights related topics through 18 seminars.
In 2009 the CCD hosted interactions on indigenous rights, including on Limbu and Tharu issues. In 2010 the CCD also plans to support the establishment of a Dalit Caucus, with similar goals. The CCD has also provided support in the form of technical advice and expert assistance on how to include Dalit rights in the constitution. On 18 Jul 2010, CA Chair Subash Nemwang issued a Memoradum supporting IP rights as being “unchangeable Articles” to be written into the new constitution. See his memo (here) in English and (here) in Nepali.
Concept papers and other significant documents concerning Nepal's Indiginous Peoples and the IP Caucus are available below for download. If you are aware of a document that is not in this list, but should be, please contact CCD at: email@example.com concerning the document to be added.
|1 )||Inclusion of IP's Rights in the Constitution: National Consultation Report - 15-16 Feb 2010||English|
|2 )||Minorities' Committee: Issues of Indigenous - Dalit Peoples||English|
|3 )||Press Communique from Adivasi/Janajati Vrihat Assembly||English|
|4 )||NEFIN's Suggestions to CA : on Constitutional Committee||नेपाली|
|5 )||IP Caucus Suggestions to CA : on Committee on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles||नेपाली|
|6 )||IP Caucus Suggestions to CA : on Committee on the Distribution of Natural Resources, Financial Rights and Revenues||नेपाली|
|7 )||Litigation for dissemination from LAHURNIP||नेपाली|
|8 )||Summary of a Comparative Study of the Prevailing National Laws Concerning Indigenous Nationalities in Nepal and ILO Convention No.169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples||English|
|9 )||Indigenous Peoples of Nepal and Human Rights||English|
|10 )||Press Release on common declaration regarding the need to guaranty the rights of the Indigenous people in the new constitution||English|
|11 )||Letter of Memorandum to Prime Minister from Adivasi/Janajati Vrihat Assembly||English|
|12 )||Basic Agreement Paper presented and ratified in the General Assembly of Adivasi/Janajati 2009||English|
|13 )||Agreement between the Government Negotiation Team and Tamsaling Joint Struggle Committee on 4 August 2009||English|
|14 )||Agreement between the Government Talks Team comprising the Seven Parties and the Federal Republic National Front, Nepal on 2 March 2008||English|
|15 )||Agreement between the Government and Janajatis||English|