Lawyers' Association for Human Rights and Nepali Indigenous People
Established on 1900
Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) is an organization working in Nepal with primary objective of promoting, protecting and defending the human rights and fundamental freedoms of IPs’ in Nepal. It envisions a situation where IPs are equally participated in the decision making level, valued, respected and listened to and where they feel safe are safe and where they can develop their fullest potential. Simultaneously, it has been working to create solidarity with the regional and international IPs' rights promotional movement. LAHURNIP, established in 1995, by the professional indigenous lawyers aims at ensuring the social justice through legal aid. Since its inception, it has been promoting the better implementation of the ILO convention 169, UNDRIP inter alia other international instruments that Nepal is a party to, meanwhile, helping Indigenous community to manifest their rights, particularly who are affected by the projects upon their land territories and natural resources.