Nepal: Govt’s disregard for court order upsets victims of conflict


Conflict victims have expressed concerns over the government’s unwillingness to implement the Supreme Court verdict to annul amnesty provision in the transitional justice Act.

During the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session in Geneva last week, Nepal had asked for some time to come up with its position on the recommendation of some UN member states to implement the court’s order.

On February 26, the apex court had annulled the amnesty provision in the Act, saying that it was against the established principles of justice, constitutional provision, international law and the court’s earlier verdicts.

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The Kathmandu Post