Rights Groups Condemn Nepal for Failing to Provide Justice to Victims of Conflict

8/2/2019

Amnesty International, the International Commission of JuristsHuman Rights Watch, and TRIAL International reprimanded the government of Nepal on Monday for its failure to keep promises to victims of the armed conflict that had lasted over a decade.

The organizations referred to the plans that the government of Nepal made to provide justice for victims impacted by the conflict from 1996 to 2006, in which almost 17,000 died and more than 1,300 were subject to enforced disappearance.

Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli promised upon his election in 2018 that the transitional justice programs would be brought into alignment with Nepal’s international human rights obligations. Yet, there was never a change to the law and the government formed committees to nominate appointments to the transitional justice entities without consulting human rights experts.

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