Stories Tagged 'Commission of investigation on enforced disappeared persons'
Less than five months to the end of the extended tenure of the two transitional justice bodies, little or no progress has been made in investigating the war-era cases of human rights violation as the government continues to delay the release of funds necessary for the process.
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Conflict victims are not fully convinced by the truth and disappearance commissions
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On a chilly evening on January 3, 2004, about a dozen police officers in civilian clothing came to the Bhotahiti-based shop of Hira Bahadur Roka and asked him to come along for questioning. They didn’t tell him what it was about or where he was being taken, but they assured him that he’d be released within a few hours.Fourteen years later, Roka’s family is still waiting for him to return. Following months of search, the family discovered that Roka had been taken to Maharajgunj-based Bhairavnath Battalion of Nepal Army, after he was held inside a few police stations within the Valley.
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has welcomed the government’s initiative towards amending the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, while calling for making the amendment bill fully consistent with Nepal’s obligations under international law.
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A Bill related to Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation (First Amendment)-2075 has been tabled in the meeting of the House of Representation (HoR) on Monday.
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A week after extension of its tenure, the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has resumed registration of complaints of the conflict victims.
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