UN Concerned about Sluggish Transitional Justice Process


Five UN special rapporteurs have written a joint letter to Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali expressing their concerns about the sluggish transitional justice process. The 11-page letter reminds the government of its international obligations on matters of transitional justice and the processes necessary to adhere to those obligations.  

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons has registered 63,000 cases but has not been able to resolve any of them. The letter criticizes the commissioners for failing to make significant progress on other crucial aspects of their mandate, including investigating cases filed before them; studying the nature and pattern of serious human rights violations; identifying perpetrators of grave violations, including of sexual violence and rape against women and girls; and making recommendations on reparations to victims and on institutional reform and vetting.

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The Himalayan Times