No HR violators in Cabinet, PM told

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 18, 2015-

Conflict victims have urged the government not to appoint those leaders who stand accused of gross human rights violations as ministers in the newly formed Cabinet.

In a statement released on Saturday, Conflict Victims’ Common Platform (CVCP), an organisation working with conflict victims, called on Prime Minister KP Oli not to include those who have been on the list of gravely abusing human rights during insurgency.

“Some of the names on the list of probable ministers have been grave violators of human right in the past. We urge the prime minister to refrain from appointing such people in his Cabinet,” said CVCP Chairperson Suman Adhikari, adding that only capable and trustworthy leaders with “unblemished” record on human rights should be considered for ministerial positions.

CVCP’s statement comes at a time when conflict victims have not been able to take ownership of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which was formed eight months ago.

Published: 18-10-2015 09:06

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