CIEDP Probes 85 pc Complaints in First Phase


With just one month remaining before its extended tenure expires, the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has completed the first-phase of a detailed investigation into 85 percent of the complaints that it received. In the first phase of the detailed probe, evidence and testimonies are collected from victims, and reparation and ante-mortem data forms are completed. In the second phase, statements of alleged perpetrators are collected.

The transitional justice mechanism formed to investigate conflict-era cases of enforced disappearances received more than 3,000 complaints. Of them, it recommended just over 2,500 complaints for detailed investigation. According to spokesperson Bishnu Pathak, the CIEDP has completed the first-phase of detailed investigation into 2,149 complaints from 64 districts. It now plans to begin the second phase of detailed investigation and continue the first-phase probe in the remaining districts simultaneously.

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The Himalayan Times