Nepal Human Rights Yearbook 2013
Nepal Human Rights Yearbook 2013 is the 21st edition published by INSEC, which has recorded 3,521 incidents of human rights violations in 2012. Of the total 423 cases of killings, the government was involved in 13 cases, unidentified groups in 57 cases while UCPN-M cadres and NC cadres killed two and one person respectively.
This Ordinance has Narrowed down the Mandate of the TRC
The government of Nepal has brought an ordinance on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Disappeared Persons without consulting concerned stakeholders. This move came immediately after the Legislature Parliament expired along with the expiration of the Constituent Assembly (CA). Amidst opposition from the conflict victims and the organizations working for them, it has been sent
"TJ Ordinance and Its Implications"
The ordinance might seem as a step towards implementing the past agreements, but at a closer look, it will be clear that it is against the spirit of all the agreements as it intends to institutionalize impunity by granting amnesty even in serious abuses of human rights.
The TRC is directly related to conflict victims. However, this ordinance has not taken the conflict victims into account. They want their participation be ensured in all the processes of formation of commissions that are meant for the conflict victims. We have opposed this ordinance mainly because we ...
"Families of Disappeared Persons Wait for Answers"
Ramesh Prasad Timalsina
Pale face. Faint voice. Tearful eyes. It has been long since they are knocking the doors of human rights organizations in the capital with a faint hope. The prime time of their life has been spent knocking the doors of governmental bodies and are still they are pinning their hope on the rights activists, with the faint hope of getting justice. The questions ...
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