Nepal War Crime Laws Risk Sparing Worst Offender - Rights Groups Say

7/10/2018

Human rights groups recently warned that Nepal’s efforts to deliver justice to victims of the civil war do not meet international standards and risk letting the worst offenders go unpunished. After the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled in 2015 that laws passed to remedy war-era grievances did not meet international scrutiny, the government began drafting and debating an amended law. However, in a recent joint statement Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists say the latest draft legislation still makes it difficult to prosecute serious crimes.

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