Human Rights Commission Might Withdraw Its Representative from Recommendation Committee

5/8/2019

The National Human Rights Commission could withdraw its representative from a recommendation committee formed to select new officials for the two transitional justice bodies in Nepal. The move is seen as a last resort to put pressure on the government to revise the amendment bill to the National Human Rights Commission Act of 2012, and to initiate the process to amend the existing transitional justice act.

The commission has publicly criticized the amendment bill currently under consideration in federal parliament, which would oblige the commission to recommend investigated cases to the attorney general and advise whether to proceed with them.

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The Kathmandu Post