Tortures Go Unprosecuted in Nepal Despite Laws

6/30/2020

Close to two years after Nepal’s new penal code criminalized torture, not a single case has been persecuted, highlighting near total failure by authorities to investigate and prosecute acts of torture in the country.

In fact, there have been very few instances in which victims have received an effective remedy and reparation for their ill-treatment.

Nepal has failed to meet its obligations in this regard under Article 2(3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 14 of the Convention Against Torture. This is on top of a continued failure to address war crimes and provide transitional justice for the victims of the Maoist insurgency.

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Nepal Times