Who we are
Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP), a pioneer organization, was established in 1995 by professional Indigenous lawyers to work for human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal.
LAHURNIP envisions a situation where Indigenous Peoples of Nepal are freely enjoying collective rights, including right to self-determination, ownership and control over lands, territories and resources, customary rights and justice system and self-determined development.
Indigenous Peoples are free from all forms of colonization, discrimination, racism and hegemony, and are participating through freely chosen representatives in the decision-making process at all levels of the State. They exercise their fullest potential, equal rights, dignity and democracy.