Transitional Justice Bodies Prepare to Go as Term Sees End

12/6/2018

Amid confusion over another extension of their term, two transitional justice bodies in Nepal have decided to wrap up by presenting a progress report and recorded complaints to the government if the administration denies them more time for looking into the insurgency-era cases of atrocities. Though the term of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) expires on February 9, the government is still undecided whether to extend their terms or to restructure them. “The report will incorporate the progress we have made and the reasons why we couldn’t produce the expected results,” said Lila Udasi Khanal, a TRC member. The TRC, formed on February 9, 2015, together with the CIEDP, has received around 63,000 complaints from victims from the decade-long Maoist insurgency that ended in 2006.

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