TJ Bodies Receive 60 Applications for Chairs, Members


Recent estimates suggest as many as 60 people have applied for the posts of member and chairperson of Nepal’s two transitional justice mechanisms, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP). Some of the applicants include retired appellate court judges and government secretaries. A member of the recommendation committee said, on condition of anonymity, that at least three former members of the TRC and CIEDP, who retired on April 13, were among the applicants.

Before the official selection process begins, the committee will prepare a final list of candidates and publish their names in a daily newspaper to allow for complaints to be made against them. The commissions will have five members, including at least one female member. The chairperson must have been, or be eligible to be, a justice of the supreme court, a former chief judge of an appellate court, or someone who has worked in the special post of judiciary.

Read more here.

The Himalayan Times