Terai Human Rights Defenders' Alliance

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About Us

THRD Alliance works to promote equity and justice in Nepal by seeking redress for human rights violations (including torture, extra-judicial executions, excessive use of force by security forces during protests and accusations of witchcraft) and discrimination (such as that of gender, caste, ethnicity and low socio-economic background). This redress is sought through legal work (in the form of direct legal assistance to victims or strategic litigation at the Supreme Court) and active international and local advocacy informed by research to champion legal and structural reform and its effective implementation.

The work is focussed in the Terai region, which is home to more than half of the population, and where many of the resident communities have been historically marginalised and excluded.

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