Amnesty International Nepal was established in in 1969 by Mr Nutan Thapaliya.
In 1971 Amnesty International Nepal was recognized as the Amnesty Nepal Section by the then International Council Meeting (ICM) of Amnesty International. The Amnesty Nepal section flourished under the first organizational presidentship of late Hrishikesh Shah. However, due to unfavourable situations, Amnesty Nepal was dissolved in 1982. Subsequently, some of Amnesty s local Groups, still motivated to work alongside human rights issues and strengthen the movement, established and continued different activities to further the vision that still persisted in the global platform.
Amnesty Nepals vision is of a world where every person enjoys all human rights enshrined within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as within other international human rights standards and norms. In order to achieve this vision, Amnesty Nepal strives to undertake research and action focused advocacy campaigns to prevent and end all forms of human rights abuses.
Amnesty Nepal is a fragment of a global community of human rights defenders with values of international solidarity, effective action for victims, global coverage, universality and indivisibility of human rights; with impartiality and independence as driving factors in this global movement.